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.