Reminder: GeoWoodstock is on Saturday!

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Jessica Falkenthal

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May 24, 2012, 7:36:33 PM5/24/12
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GeoWoodstock
Saturday May 26, 2012 from 9am-5pm at Silver Creek Township Park in Sellersburg, IN, just an hour and half away from Bloomington. 
http://coord.info/GC2X6ZV and http://www.geowoodstock.com have all the information!
This is the world's largest geocaching event!  There are lots of fun activities, games, booths, geocaching vendors, and food for the entire family and geocachers of any experience level!
There will be 5,000-7,500 geocachers from all over the world in attendance. This event rotates across the country every year, so it is very unlikely it will be back in Indiana for a very, very long time, so take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to attend this event while it's in our backyard!
If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail me or ask me at an event. I went in 2011 and had an amazing time! I would love to answer any questions you might have! :)
If you didn't pre-register, you can still come!

Here's the schedule for the day:

             9:00 AM  - 12:00 PM        Registration

               9:00 AM  -   5:00 PM        Vendor Expo (Lots of GPS & geocaching supplies will be on sale from more than a dozen vendors. Buy containers, clothing, geocoins, supplies and more!)

               9:00 AM  - 10:00 AM        Silent Auction Drop Off

             10:00 AM  -    3:00 PM        Silent Auction

               3:00 PM  -   5:00 PM        Silent Auction Pick-up

               9:00 AM  -   3:00 PM        Travel Bug Station

               9:30 AM  -   9:45 AM        Welcome Ceremony

                        10:00 AM                   Group Photo … Camera snaps at 10:00 AM sharp.  Don’t be late!

              10:00 AM  -    4:00 PM        GWX Kidz KoЯneЯ (activities for the kids!)

              10:00 AM -    4:00 PM         X-Games Challenges (The Bloomington Geocachers will be hosting this area!)

              10:00 AM -    4:00 PM         Busy Day Activities

              10:30 AM  -    4:00 PM        Educational Sessions

              11:00 PM  -    2:00 PM        Lunch

                2:00 PM  -    2:45 PM       Reviewer’s Forum

                4:30 PM  -    5:00 PM       Closing Ceremony

                                                          GW XI Announcement


Here's a list of the educational sessions that you can attend at GeoWoodstock:

10:30 – 11:00 Planning your Epic Caching Trip-  Go Purdue, Super Genius, drgoby, JayKayElEM

11:15 – 11:45 GWX Meet & Greets-
Informal get togethers on a variety of interests including:

  • Cycling Cachers-  Team Patchwork
  • Homebrewing Cachers-  Four Rushkateers, Lakedawgs, JayPit
  • Teacher Cachers-  Cecil-EGCM, Bracelet Lady
  • HAM Radio Cachers-  Team Patchwork
  • Set up your own Cachers-  You

12:15 – 1:00 Hiding your First Cache-  jeffboudlin

1:15 – 1:45 How to Geocache & NOT End Up in Jail jkparmfam & dbbolling

2:00 – 2:45 Reviewer’s Forum (Main Stage)- a bunch of reviewers

2:45 – 3:15 How to Prepare an Earthcache- Neos2

3:30 – 4:00 Basic SWAG Design on a Budget- Bruce from mygeekodyssey.com

3:30 – 4:00 Podcacher Live!- Sonny & Sandy from San Diego & podcacher.com
(Main Stage)


Additionally there are other geocaching events going on that are not part of the mega event, but in the same area.

Miles of Smiles Social & Registration Pick-Up (GC2ZKVC)  Friday from 6-9pm
The Zombie Horde Flash Mob Event- Friday from 4:30-5pm
Swag Swap Trading Event (GC2ZKV7) - Saturday from 8-11pm



GeoWoodstock Volunteer Opportunities!
Our fellow Hoosiers who are planning this event are going to need a few hundred volunteers to help on the day of the event. Volunteers will have several different types of volunteer shifts and they will be 1.5-2 hours l, so that you have plenty of time to see the rest of the day. If you're interested in helping volunteer, there is a list of volunteer opportunities and time slots at http://geowoodstock.com/gws10/volunteer.php


Facebook Group
A few people asked me to setup a Facebook group, so that people could meet, share and discuss geocaching stuff on Facebook. Our Facebook Page that we've had going has been great for announcements, but not informal discussions. Use it to ask for hints on caches you can't find or see if anyone's interested in going geocaching sometime with you. It is intended to be more social than what we have here on our e-mail list. So here it is: http://www.facebook.com/groups/133110390112003/ Feel free to join if you're interested.



Hope to see you at an upcoming event! Let me know if you have any questions!

Jess (Mickey4Jes)

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