Research & Resources on Geocaching – and Geocaching in Education


Links, People, and Reading about Geocaching – some focus on work in Primary schools


The Garmin – Our Handheld device: Dakota 20

Information page:
User manual:


Teaching and Geocaching


Informational Posters


Health & Safety / General Guidance Documents

General Geocaching Placement Guidelines:
Health & Safety Document 1 – Using Common Sense:
Health & Safety Document 2 – Example Risk Assessment:


These links were all of use for getting started with geocaching in schools:


Geocaching forum conversations are also useful places to find ideas:


Some Sources

Dillon, J., & Scott, W. (2002). Perspectives on environmental education-related research in science education. International Journal of Science Education, 24 , 1111–1117.

Mannion, G., Fenwick, A., Nugent, C., & I’Anson, J. (2011) Teaching in Nature. Scottish Natural Heritage Commissioned Report No. 476. Link to project website:

Mannion, G., Fenwick, A. & Lynch, J. (2012) Place-responsive pedagogy: learning from teachers’ experiences of excursions in nature, Environmental Education Research. Vol. 19, No. 6, pp 792-809.

Wals, A.E.J & Corcoran, P.B. (2012) Re-orienting, re-connecting and re-imagining: learning-based responses to the challenge of (un) sustainability. In: Wals, A.E.J. and Corcoran, P.B. (Eds.) Learning for Sustainability in Times of Accelerating Change, Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers.


Inquiry-based Science links:

Harlen, W. (2012). Inquiry in Science Education. Fibonacci Project (available at

Harlen, W. (2010). Principles and Big ideas of Science Education. Hatfield, UK: ASE. Retrieved 20 September 2012, from

Harlen, W. (2009). Teaching and learning science for a better future. School Science Review, 90 (933), 33-41.

Levy, P., Lameras, P., McKinney, P. and Ford, N. (in preparation). ‘Essential features’ of inquiry-based science education: a critical review and framework

Inquiry Based Science Education:

IBSE planning template:

Fibonacci Project Resources: See: Examples of Learning Units for IBSE in primary school


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