Have you and your kids tried geocaching? We’re excited to share with you an easy and extra fun way to embark on your first family geocaching treasure hunt and how you can get your children’s school involved thanks to Envirokidz and their new free Ecokeepers™ program.
Envirokidz is more than a delicious and healthy line of food for kids. It’s a brand with a mission to both feed children delicious organic food and to feed positive change in young minds. We’re honored to be working with them to spread this message.
Their new Ecokeepers™ program is about getting kids outside and discovering the world around them to develop a life-long relationship with nature.
In our busy modern lives, most kids are not spending enough time playing outside.
Yet, studies show that kids who spend time outdoors are:
- happier and less stressed
- see a boost in classroom performance
- have enhanced problem-solving skills and imagination
- are leaner
- can experience a reduction in ADHD symptoms, and
- better understand the need to nurture nature and how animals, plants and people are tightly connected
As parents, most of us can use some extra help inspiring and encouraging our kids to spend more time outdoors.
So I’m thrilled about this new ecokeepers program.
The EnviroKidz Ecokeepers™ program is free for camps and schools and provides tools and supplies to coordinate an educational geocaching activity for a group of children.
This interactive explorer activity harnesses kids’ natural curiosity and sense of discovery.
Watch this video to learn more…
Talk to your children’s school or camp group and then you can bring ecokeepers into your school, local camp or home… for FREE.
The Ecokeepers™ program blends the modern day, GPS enabled treasure hunt of geocaching with the traditional explorer guidebook to document notes and pictures.
Click here for an e-version you can do at home with your own kids.
We received a sample class kit to see first hand what it’s all about.
Ecokeepers Discovery Day at Stanley Park
For all our local friends here in Vancouver, BC, you’re invited to the EnviroKidz ecokeepers™ Geocaching Treasure Hunt in Stanley Park this Saturday, Sept 17th.
Bring your kids to enjoy a fun fill day and find hidden geocaches for a chance to win great prizes.
If you’re one of the first 50 participants, you will receive a swag bag filled with EnviroKidz goodies, a trackable ladybug for geocaching and Whole Foods gift card (valued at $50).
All participants will be entered into a draw to win the grand prize: $250 Whole Foods gift card and Nature’s Path gift basket.
I’ll be there with our girls… Julia, Sophia and Olivia.
Come join us!
By the way, if you’re like us and have never geocached before, don’t worry… they’ll have geocaching helpers on site to help us all get started geocaching.
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Ceperley Playground, Second Beach, Stanley Park
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a hugely popular activity throughout the world. It’s like an outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices.
Use your smartphone and download a geocaching app from the app store or from www.geocaching.com.
Click here for a guide to geocaching for beginners.
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Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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