Are you ready to embark on a high-tech mystery? “Geocaching a Minnesota Mystery” is now available at the Brainerd Public Library! Through collaboration with the Minnesota State Parks, the Crow Wing County Historical Society, and the Kitchigami Regional Library system “Geocaching a Minnesota Mystery” brings history, technology, storytelling, and the outdoors together. Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt. It is an outdoor activity combining hiking, exploring, and a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) to locate caches. Through this program, authors David Mathers and Jim Cummings, have written a short family friendly mystery filled geographical and historical significance. At the Brainerd Public Library you will receive all the information you need to start your adventure: the mystery, a free Crow Wing State Park Day Pass, and you can even borrow a GPS unit from the Brainerd Public Library or Crow Wing State Park. Once you have the mystery from the library, you will then go to Crow Wing State Park to find the geocaches and solve the end of the story. The coordinates at the end of each chapter will lead you throughout the park and to the end of the story.
Do you want help using a GPS unit?
We are offering a workshop, “GPS and Geocaching for Beginners.” It will be held Thursday, June 2nd at 5:30pm at the library. This program will teach the basics of the program and geocaching. You can bring your own GPS unit or use one of ours. This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.