"An EarthCache site is a specific geological location that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature or aspect of Earth. Visitors to EarthCache sites can see how our planet has been shaped by geological processes, how we manage resources, and how scientists gather evidence."
1) Identify an earth cache that you can visit. If you're brand new to earth caching, head to earthcache.org and read up before you start your adventure.
2) Visit the earth cache location.
3) Gather your information. Unlike most geocaches, Earth Caches do not contain a physical container. Instead, every earth cache contains a set of questions that must be answer in order to claim your find.
Make sure to take your time and answer every question! Remember, this is a chance to learn.
4) (Optional) E-Mail the cache owner with your answers.
As some of you are not geocachers, we've decided not to require you to do this step. However, if you do want to log the cache, you'll need to do this.
5) (Optional) Log the cache!
6) Tell us about your experience in the comments below. Which cache (include the GC#) did you find? Where was it? Did you enjoy your experience?
7) Take a photo of yourself in front of the "geological point of interest" and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #EarthCache.
Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.