CHESTERTON | Chesterton Middle School (CMS) eighth graders recently went on a geocaching event at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
Kristen Peterson, physical education teacher at CMS, decided to incorporate technology into her curriculum. “The students did an amazing job of utilizing the technology to find the caches and of working together as a team to improve their chances for success,” said Peterson. In addition to incorporating technology, students were exposed to physical activities, using community resources, developing leadership and followership skills, using their time wisely, valuing others and resolving conflicts within their team in order to be successful. “This is a lifelong outdoor activity that virtually anyone may participate in. My students enjoyed the activity and were exposed to a valuable community resource at Sunset Hill Farm County Park."