Geocaching Teaches Problem-Solving Skills
Depending on the type of geocaching event you are attending or hosting, geocaching can teach problem- or puzzle-solving skills in a manner of different ways. For example, you can create several different caches along a planned route. Provide geocachers the coordinates to the first cache only, and then at that cache, geocachers must solve a problem in order to receive the correct coordinates for the next cache location. These can be math equations or even a physical puzzle, but no matter the type of problem, participants will be motivated to solve them so that they can reach the next, and ultimately the final, geocache location.
Geocaching can also teach problem-solving skills due to the nature of the activity itself. If, for instance, there is a fallen tree or rain has caused running water in the path on the way to the geocache, participants will have to try and solve the unexpected problem in order to reach the cache.
Learning how to solve problems is a helpful skill for students to learn. They can apply this skill in school, when learning a new subject or dealing with new students and teachers. Being able to solve problems will also teach them self-confidence, self-discipline and how to excel in general.