The Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative has set up a Heritage Geocache Trail to celebrate VivaFL500.


The Okaloosa County Public Library Cooperative has set up a Heritage Geocache Trail to celebrate VivaFL500.



SEE the brochure listing Viva Florida 500 events>>



Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt in which participants use a GPS-enabled device to find hidden containers called “geocaches” or “caches,” which typically have a logbook inside. You can learn more about geocaching at www.geocaching.com, where you can register for a free account and find the caches’ coordinates.



Eight caches are hidden near historic points of interest throughout Okaloosa County to commemorate Florida’s 500th anniversary.



Find at least six of the eight caches, correctly answer questions inside the cache, and turn in your completed passport to any of the six OCPLC member libraries.



The first 250 submissions with correct answers will receive a Viva500 prize coin. The limited edition coins celebrating VivaFL500 were made possible by the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Department and will be awarded first-come, first served while supplies last. Finds must also be logged on Geocaching.com to be eligible for the prize coin.



Go to www.readokaloosa.org for complete guidelines and to download your passport.



Sandra Dreaden is the Crestview Public Library's reference librarian.