Introducing the Steuben County Soil Science GeoTrail!
The Steuben County SWCD has partnered with Steuben County 4-H to place a geocache in each of the twelve townships of Steuben County. In addition to the paper geocache log, the SWCD and 4-H have added another educational aspect to the journey. Inside each geocache are the details about the soil on which one stands when they find each cache. Individuals can learn more about the earth below their feet and gain an appreciation for the precious resource at each stop while enjoying the thrill of the hunt. Then, using a GeoTrail Passport (obtained from the cache or downloaded here), the geocache hunter can make a rubbing of the soil symbols that are on the side of the cache in each township.
Once a geocache hunter has completed the GeoTrail and collected all twelve rubbings, they can take their completed passport to the Steuben County Purdue Extension Office to claim a small prize. The Extension Office is located in Suite 1A in the Community Center at 317 S. Wayne Street in Angola.
For more information, please contact our office by calling (260) 665-3211 ext. 3 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also get more information by contacting Tami Mosier, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, at (260) 668-1000 ext. 1400 or email@example.com.