BLM publishes free Nevada adventure book for kids

From a BLM news release

BLMjrexplorerTwo new fun activities–the Nevada Adventure Book for Junior Explorers and a series of geocaches–from the Bureau of Land Management encourage everyone to get out and have an adventure on their public lands. The book and geocaching activity feature landmarks and information about recreation and cultural heritage opportunities around the state including the California Trail Interpretive Center, Rhyolite Historic Townsite and Grimes Point.

“The book and geocaches were designed as part of BLM’s contribution to Nevada’s sesquicentennial celebration but we hope they will continue to inspire people to get outdoors and explore this great state for many years to come,” said BLM Nevada State Director Amy Lueders. Although separate activities, the book and geocache locations share the same six sites within the state.

The book is free and will be available at BLM offices and visitor centers next week. It is currently online at http://on.doi.gov/1wL9ujo. It features stories, activities and games about interesting BLM sites all around Nevada. A young person who has read the book and filled in all the activities can take it to a BLM office or visitor center, sign the Junior Explorer pledge and receive an official BLM Nevada Junior Explorer pin.

The geocaching activity consists of boxes hidden in locations on public lands throughout the state that visitors will need to find using GPS. Each cache contains a special code which gives finders access to a web page where they can download the stamp for their Nevada Geocaching Passport. In addition, there is a limited edition geocaching coin placed in the boxes for “First to Find.”

This geocaching activity is an Official Nevada 150 Event. As a bonus prize, the first 10 individuals/families to visit all six geocaches, complete their passport with all six stamps and email or mail their completed passport to BLM will receive a commemorative Nevada 150th Anniversary copper medallion provided by the Nevada 150 Commission.

Additional information about the geocaching activity and passport program can be found at http://on.doi.gov/1Fdws6I.

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