Tails From The Zoo

New Zoo Geocaches Launched June 20, 2009

Filed under: Geocaching,Special Events — Scott Gray @ 4:08 pm
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The Zoological Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Geocaching Association will be hosting their second annual “Geocaching the Zoo” event tomorrow, June 21, 2009. The weather forcast looks fantastic for a stroll with the family through the zoo to find our 8 new caches. Each cache is themed around the Zoo Education Centre’s current education campaign dubbed: Mission Big Foot.

All of the cache coordinates will be available at http://www.mbgeocaching.ca and http://www.geocaching.com as of tomorrow but we encourage everyone to stop by the Zoo Education Centre to meet with other geocachers, representatives of the MGCA and Zoo Society, and to enter a contest for finding locations.

Come and spend the day at the Zoo and learn about geocaching. This year’s theme is Mission: Big Foot!

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Enter the Zoo though the South Gate and then meet us at the Zoo Education Centre located at N49° 52.122 W097° 14.515. (To your left as you go through the gate)

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Introduction to geocaching presented by the Manitoba Geocaching Association.
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.  Search for the new geocaches that will be placed around the Zoo.
4:30 Prize Draw

The MBGA will have a couple of extra GPS units available for those that are interested in participating but do not own a GPS. They will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about geocaching or the use of your GPS. A brochure and contest form will be available to participants.

Zoo Admission (Plus GST)
Adult – $4.55
Senior – $4.25
Youth (13-17) – $2.95
Child (2-12) – $2.40
Family Day Pass – $16.00
Zoo Society Members – Free

We hope to see you there! But remember – if you can’t make it out on the 21st, the new caches will be active until the spring of 2010, so we encourage you to visit us when ever you can.


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