FAMILY FRIENDLY TECH IN NATURE

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GEOCACHE CHALLENGE

  • Cassie Honolka and Robert Owen, Texas Outdoor Families, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Harnessing children’s familiarity with technology and using it as a gateway to outdoor play keeps them tuned to nature’s bounty. Geocaching is a popular activity around the globe that turns our natural areas into playscapes with endless opportunities. The State Parks Geocache Challenge was born from the desire to embrace the game.

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THE OPPOSITE OF GEOCACHING: CARRYING THE TREASURE WITH YOU

  • Mikal Hart, Intel Corporation

What began as a wedding gift from the speaker to his old college roommate has become a global platform for intimate adventuring. Mikal shared the story of the mysterious box that opens at only one place on the face of the earth -- a hidden waterfall, a cave or a secluded island.