Students test out Clifton Nature Trail for 'Edu-caching'

Before the Christmas break NTU’s Environment Team joined the School of Education in a pilot geocaching event using NTU’s Clifton Nature Trail.

Before the Christmas break NTU's Environment Team joined the School of Education in a pilot geocaching event using NTU's Clifton Nature Trail. A group of NTU students came along to give the activity a go, which has been renamed 'Edu-caching' by Sue Hunt and Sarah Hindmarsh from the School of Education who programmed in the GPS co-ordinates and incorporated an educating activity at each of the ‘Edu-caches’.

It is hoped that once the NTU Clifton Nature Trail is completed in early 2014 the 'Edu-caching' co-ordinates can be increased and the activity made available to local school children in conjunction with NTU Student's Education degree courses. NTU staff, students and visitors will also be able to take part in this outdoors activity while learning about the campus, its surroundings and more!

'This is a great example of collaborated work across the university and it's great to see the Clifton Nature Trail being made available to a wide range of people. The activities at each of the co-ordinates are fun, engaging and educational, the students (and staff!) had great fun piloting the activity. Thank you to all those who took part and for their feedback', Sarah Thorp, NTU Environment Projects Officer.

For further information about 'Edu-caching' at NTU's Clifton campus please contact Susan Hunt or Sarah Hindmarsh. For all other enquires about the Clifton Nature Trail please contact Sarah Thorp.

Students test out Clifton Nature Trail for 'Edu-caching'

Published on 29 January 2014
  • Category: Environment

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