National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum
 

GPS Adventures Exhibit
January 13 - April 12, 2014

MoneyvilleGPS technology has changed the way we live, placing modern navigation in the palms of our hands, and creating the innovative sport GEOCACHING. Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. People from all over the globe hide caches (treasures) and post the locations of these caches on the internet. Anyone with a GPS receiver can enter latitude and longitude coordinates to hunt for caches. Caches can be anything from small trinkets to a larger location, such as Minotaur Mazes’ GPS Adventures!

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ADVENTURE AROUND EVERY CORNER!

Get lost in the maze and learn to find your way using the latest technology! Students simulate GPS technology as a signal traveling through space by navigating the maze, locating four content-rich satellite galleries along the way, and stamping their game card in each gallery to locate and “lock in” their Treasure City. Sound easy? Don’t forget you’re still in a maze! Pathways may lead to waterfalls, cliffs or ravines. Plus, students are only able to access satellite galleries after solving puzzles and games commonly found while geocaching. Students may explore the maze in any direction, making for different experiences throughout the different galleries.

GEOCACHING: A SPORT, A GAME, A FAMILY ACTIVITY
Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. The basic idea is to hide caches (treasures) and post the locations of these caches on the internet. Anyone with a GPS receiver can enter the location’s coordinates to find the caches. Then you can log the caches at www.geocaching.com to show that you’ve found them. It sounds easier than it is. The location may be difficult to get to or the cache may be well hidden. There may be a puzzle to solve or information to collect before you can calculate the final location. Or the first cache may contain the location of a second cache containing the location of a third and so on until you find the final cache.

GOALS:
Teach: Global Positioning System (GPS) technology through a live-action experience.
Inspire: students to get off the couch and into the great outdoors.
Employ: critical thinking skills and memory retention
Empower: students to make a difference in their communities

GPS Exhibit Interactives

HISTORIC SITE CACHE
Solve the multi-cache to find the secret code to enter the gallery. What’s a multi-cache? It involves two locations. The first cache gives you a hint to find the second location. This cache takes you to a local historic site without interfering with the rules, respect or safety of the site.

WHERE AM I?
Which is easier: traditional navigation or GPS technology? Try both and see for yourself.

GLOBE PLOTTING
Learn to plot latitude and longitude. Find sample cities and give it a shot.

WHICH WAY DO I GO?
Learn how to use a compass, a necessary tool even if you have a GPS unit. For example, a map and compass will lead the way if your batteries die. Make outdoor adventures safer…know before you go!

HOW DOES GPS FIGURE OUT WHERE I AM?
Become the signal! Grab a line, measure the distance between three satellites and discover three mystery locations.

VIDEOS
Short, funny videos give an insider peek at outdoor geocaching and a quick overview of navigation’s past and present.

MOUNTAIN CACHE
Locate this traditional cache to find the secret code to enter the gallery. What’s a traditional cache? It’s the kind of cache original geocachers used, made up of a container filled with goodies and a logbook.

Pack Your PackPACK YOUR PACK
Going for two hours or two days? You’d better have the right gear. Learn what you need and try to fit it all in.

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
You’ve fit all your supplies…but supplies weigh a lot. How much do you need to carry for a one-day trip? How about five days? See how much you can carry.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Want to know more about what you’re packing? Try on different gear and see what works best for your latest adventure.

ON THE COVER
Once you have your gear on, strike a pose for a picture on the cover of the latest Geocaching magazine.

Planning A Group Visit

A visit to the National Corvette Museum is like enjoying two museums in one! Your group will get to experience not only the special GPS Adventures exhibit, but also Corvette displays - an important part of Kentucky and American history, and a KidZone with automotive-themed activities. The Museum offers self-guided tours, or request a guided tour for groups of 10 or more for no additional fee. Our tour guides will keep your students entertained while educating them on Corvette and GPS technology. Ask for our GPS Adventures Curriculum packet! The packet offers a variety of activities suitable for the classroom that can be done before and after your visit to the exhibit to extend your students’ learning opportunities! Tour dates and times are booking fast. Contact us to schedule your group today!

Have a group of 15 or more? Make an advanced reservation and receive discount pricing! Learn more online here.

Outdoor Caches

In conjunction with our GPS Adventures exhibit there are four caches hidden outside. Below are the details!

Cache Name: The Sky is the Limit
Cache Hint: The Giving Tree
Cache Size: Large
Difficulty: Average
Terrain: Suitable for small children
Waypoint: 37 0.233N' 86° 22.516'W

Cache Name: Leggo My Logo
Cache Hint: Bird's Eye View
Cache Size: Small
Difficulty: Average
Terrain: Suitable for small children
Waypoint: 37 0.212'N 86° 22.447'W

Cache Name: Vettetastic
Cache Hint: Art and Armed Forces
Cache Size: Medium
Difficulty: Average
Terrain: Suitable for small children
Waypoint: 37 0.259'N 86°

Cache Name: Park-n-Refuel
Cache Hint: I'm Starving
Cache Size: Small
Difficulty: Average
Terrain: Suitable for small children
Waypoint: 37 0.291'N 86° 22.562'W

 

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