Let’s Go Geocaching and Identifying with iNaturalist!
For those with geocaching apps or GPS units.
Do you have an interest in geocaching or are already a geocacher? Want to check out the hidden treasures scattered across Goodwin? Join Goodwin’s Naturalist, Jasper Sha, as he takes you on a hike to Governor’s Island and back to find these surprises along the trail. Read through clues and use GPS coordinates to find the stashes so cleverly hidden in Goodwin Forest. Learn to incorporate technology, adventure, and the outdoors in one great activity for independent explorers and families!
We will also walk and talk using iNaturalist to find and identify flora and fauna species in the wild. See what other people find and help identify animals, insects, and plants. This app allows both beginners and experts to start identifying species on their own while also getting help of scientists and experienced explorers of nature.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.