Satellite Exploration

Homestead National Monument of America 

Satellite Exploration

A rabbit sits on a prairie trail at sunset with a woodland in the background.
A rabbit sits on a prairie trail at sunset with a woodland in the background.

Nick Manes, Homestead National Monument

The EarthCache program is an opportunity to explore Homestead National Monument of America while learning about the land’s geological history. It is an educational experience that combines modern technology with an outdoor adventure. This family-friendly activity is appropriate and fun for all ages! EarthCaching can be done by individuals, families, and special groups alike. The self-guided pace and educational component allows visitors to discover and appreciate the beauty and history of their National Park site!

EarthCaching is a “virtual” geocache that contains no physical hidden container or cache. EarthCaching is a hunt for the Earth’s natural and geological features as the “treasure.” EarthCaching is a great way to learn about nature. All EarthCaches have an educational component that involves reading the EarthCache notes about a location, then locating the feature using a GPS device.

https://www.nps.gov/home/planyourvisit/getting-started-with-earthcaching.htm