GeoCaching Scavengers

What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt game that uses GPS devices. You navigate to GPS coordinates and find the treasure hidden there.

For more information, go to where you can create an account and join in the fun. This YT! Kit comes with everything you need to host your own scavenger hunt and see if it’s a hobby you’d like to begin. The attached resource pages enhance your learning in related topics like geography, earth science, and geology.

You Try It!

  • GPS Devices (4)
  • Small Boxes (8)
  • Goodies for Boxes

Scavenging Resources


Several Booklists for Adventure Novels:

Another collection of geography themed education websites:

Geography activities:

Another awesome set of booklists for you. Check out the Action/Adventure/Survival sets, as well as the Ecology & Environment list:


Geology for Kids (the younger set, through 8th grade):

Geological Society of America:

Geology activities and Resources, K-12:

Scavenging Booklist

Travels with Charley (memoir/biography)John Steinbeck
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the WorldTracy Kidder & Michael French
Call of the Klondike: A True Gold Rush AdventureDavid Meissner & Kim Richardson
Women of the Frontier: 16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-RousersBrandon Marie Miller
Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving LivesElizabeth Rusch
The Mighty Mars Rover: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and OpportunityElizabeth Rusch
Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic AdventureMartin W. Sandler
Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican WorldSally M. Walker
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia EarhartCandace Fleming
Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and AirStewart Ross
To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True StoryCasey Scieszka
Ghosts on the Fog: The Untold Story of Alaska’s WWII InvasionSamantha Seiple
Frozen Secrets: Antarctica RevealedSally Walker
The Young Inferno (21st Cent. twist on Dante’s Inferno)John Agard
Beyond: A Solar System VoyageMichael Benson
Mission Control, This is Apollo: The Story of the First Voyages to the MoonAndrew Chaikin & Victoria Kohl
Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust BowlAlbert Marrin
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women who Dared to DreamTanya Lee Stone
A Life in the Wild: George Schaller’s Struggle to Save the Last Great BeastsPamela S. Turner
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial MarylandSally M. Walker
Around the World in 80 DaysJules Verne
Amy and Roger’s Epic DetourMorgan Matson
Paper TownsJohn Green
An Abundance of KatherinesJohn Green
Two Way StreetLauren Barnholdt
The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsAnn Brashares
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)Rick Riordan
Going BovineLibba Bray
The HobbitJRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)JRR Tolkien
WanderloveKirsten Hubbard
Walk Two MoonsSharon Creech
The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus)Rick Riordan
You Are HereJennifer E. Smith
Take Me ThereCarolee Dean
Blood Red RoadMoira Young
The Golden CompassPhilip Pullman
Where the Heart IsBillie Letts
Rules of the RoadJoan Bauer
Don’t Stop NowJulie Halpern
WhirligigPaul Fleischman
ZigzagEllen Wittlinger
Finding SomewhereJoseph Monninger
The Emerald QuestRenee Pawlish
If We SurviveAndrew Klavan
UntraceableS.R. Johannes
Wolf StormDee Garretson
Storm RunnerRoland Smith
FlutterErin E. Moulton
Into the TrapCraig Moodie
Wildfire RunDee Garretson
Desperate MeasuresLaura Summers
Go Big or Go HomeWill Hobbs
39 Clues (Series–#1 Maze of Bones)Rick Riordan
Nancy Drew (Series)Carolyn Keene
Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson
The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesSir Arthur Conan Doyle
Treasure Hunters (Graphic Novel)James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Pirates of the Caribbean (Trilogy)
Romancing the Stone
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Goonies
The Librarian
Treasure Island (1950)
National Treasure
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Treasure Planet
The Jungle Book
The Mummy