We’ve come a long way since our Neanderthal cousins hunted with slingshots and spears. Today, we can use geocaching technology on our mobile phones to track our prey. And today, we’re hunting dinosaurs.
The Neanderthal Arts Festival happening in Vancouver from July 21 to August 1 has created an outdoor geocaching contest. The organizers have described how it works here:
To win tickets to shows, we challenge you to the great dinosaur contest! If you can find all of the dinosaurs we’ve hidden in Stanley Park, then let us know and we’ll enter you in our draw for free tickets. You can also get tickets the easy way by going online or calling the Cultch box office.
What is geocaching?
An outdoor activity, geocaching involves participants using a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek for containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) which can be anywhere in the world.
Usually, a cache is a small waterproof container which contains a logbook. Some larger containers may contain items for trading, often trinkets of minimal value. A good description of geocaching is a “game of high-tech hide and seek”.
Check out the full contest rules on the Neanderthal Arts Festival website.