If you love the outdoors, high-tech equipment and adventure then the hobby of Geocaching is for you!  Here at CBEC we have over 10 caches to find so spend the day with family, friends or co-workers, bring lunch and explore the various habitats of the Chesapeake Bay.  To find out all about geocaching go to www.geocaching.com

CBEC Geocache Coordinates

Geocaching Coordinates

Cache the Center  (sm)  2/2                                                GC19FC7

N 38’56.894   W 76’13.692

CAM Bonus:  It’s a Little Piney                                          GC71TXP

N 38’57.138 W 076’13.874

CAM Bonus:  Just Around The Corner                             GC717CO

N 38’56.785 W 76’14.011

SSB-Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center                  GC22AM6

N 38’57.144 W 076’14.024

Life on the Edge (EarthCache)                                           GC19WY9

N 38’56.966   W 76’13.282

Living in a Salt Marsh (EarthCache)                                 GC19GVE

N 38’57.113   W 76’14.127

Opencaching.us Caches

Geo1 – Part 1 of geocaching hike around Lake Knapp   OU078E (opencaching.us)

N 38’56.975   W 76’13.762

Geo2 – Part 2 of geocaching hike around Lake Knapp  OU078F (opencaching.us)

N 38’57.022   W 76’13.790

Geo3 – Part 3 of geocaching hike around Lake Knapp  OU0790

N 38’57.104   W 76’13.836

Geo4 – Part 4 of geocaching hike around Lake Knapp  OU0791

N 38’57.140   W 76’14.026

Geo5 – Part 5 of geocaching hike around Lake Knapp  OU0792

N 38’57.135   W 76’14.080

Geo6 – Part 6 of geocaching hike around Lake Knapp  OU0792

N 38’56.980   W 76’14.002

Geodetic Markers

Site 1:                                                       N 38°56.969’                W 076°13.089’

Site 2:                                                       N 38°56.663’                W 076°13.779’

Site 3:                                                       N 38°56.810’                W 076°13.034’

Site 4:                                                       N 38°57.127’                 W 076°14.036’

Site 5:                                                       N 38°57.122’                 W 076°13.755’

Site 6:                                                       N 38°56.851’                 W 076°14.124’

Paulas:                                                     N 38°56.884’                W 076°13.931’

Commemorative Marker:                    N 38°56.898’                W 076°13.755’

CBEC Partners in Geocaching

The Military Association of GeoCachers (MAGC) is an organization of US military (past and present), their families, friends and allies who mix technology with outdoor adventures to find geocaches around the world.  Being military, their home is where the government sends them and as such, the local MAGC chapter (The Beltway Bandits) partnered with CBEC as a way to give back to the community.  Each spring the MAGC has a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) event at the center as a way of promoting bay restoration through geocaching.  The MAGC has established and maintains numerous cache sites at CBEC, both traditional and Earth caches.  For more information on MAGC go to www.militarycache.org

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) branch that develops and maintains the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) is called the National Geodetic Survey (NGS).  The purpose of this system is to define with the highest possible accuracy, latitude, longitude, height, scale, gravity and national shorelines throughout the United States.  This in turn provides the foundation of accuracy to reliable transportation, communication and defense systems, boundary and property surveys, land record systems, mapping and charting, public utilities, coastal zone management, natural resource conservation and scientific and engineering applications.  NGS also does research  to improve collection, distribution and use of spatial data.  The precise nature of this system has lead to the development and refinement of technologies available to the public, including Global Positioning System (GPS) surveying techniques.  Find out more at www.ngs.noaa.gov including access to its data base www.ngs.noaa.gov