Students learn it’s ‘all about the cache’

By Ashley-Michelle Thublin
Richmond County Schools

Richmond County students went on a high-tech treasure hunt as part of the district’s “All about the Cache” TechyKids Summer Camp.

This week, students in grades three through five learned about GPS technology through the popular hobby of geocaching.

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

Led by Jill Buck and Tara Pierce, the class took two field trips where they were able to find real geocaches hidden in Hamlet and Rockingham.

While out cacheing, they toured the Hamlet Fire Department and Rockingham Sheriff’s Office to see how they use GPS technology during emergencies.

Students also visited the Richmond County 911 building. While there, they saw a mock 911 call and text being made in addition to seeing the computerized map dispatchers use to locate callers.

Throughout the week, students learned about travel bugs. They collaboratively created their own with the mission of traveling to every single state.

And, now that camp’s over, they’ll be able to watch their trackable travel via the geocaching.com website.

Special thanks go to Capt. Mike Burns of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Assistant Chief Calvin White of the Hamlet Fire Department, as well as Bob Smith and Donna Wright of Richmond County Emergency Services for taking the time to meet with our Richmond County Schools TechyKids.

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