Perth history lessons on the agenda for holidays thanks to Geocaching app

Perth history lessons on the agenda for holidays thanks to Geocaching app

CHILDREN can get WA history lessons in Perth these school holidays for the first time through the Geocaching app.

Heritage Perth joined the world-wide treasure hunt which combines elements of video game design with open-air exploration, with its first Geocaches, which became available yesterday.

When the user collects a cache, they receive historical information about the site they find it, including Perth’s first airstrip and the story of Sir Norman Brearley and Stirling Gardens favourite characters Snugglepot and Cuddle-pie.

Heritage Perth executive officer Leigh Barrett and her son William (15) have been using the app for about a year.

“We lived in Bunbury when we started doing it so we would walk around town, or if we were driving around, we’d have a look and pull over to find them,” she said.

“A lot of them are urban but some of them are hidden in the bush, so you can go for a bushwalk and find them.

“Between us, we have found about 20.”

The app if free to download from app stores.

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