Buchanan County Conservation hosting geocaching egg hunt on April 20

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HAZLETON, Iowa (KWWL) – Buchanan County Conservation is hosting an egg hunt at Fontana Park on April 20.

But this isn’t your average egg hunt.

Families will use GPS units to search for the eggs. The hidden treasures and treats will be placed at certain coordinates, and then participants will look for the caches.

The eggs have treats, candy and toys inside of them. There will even be some golden eggs, too.

Michael Maas, a Buchanan County naturalist, said the organization recently got some new GPS units. He was looking for a fun way to use them and came up with the idea for a geocaching egg hunt.

Maas said he hopes the scavenger hunt will encourage people to enjoy nature.

“I think you should bring your family here, because like I said, it’s getting people outside. It’s a different kind of egg hunt,” he said with a smile. “There’s not going to be a lot of people in one small space. You’ll get to run, the kids will have a lot of fun, and there’s golden eggs, too, so you can’t go wrong with that.”

There will be more than 300 eggs hidden across 140 acres of Fontana Park. The egg hunt is geared toward children ages three to 14.

“I chose the locations. I was just walking through the park and thought, ‘This would be a good spot.’ There’s not really a big rhyme or reason,” Maas explained.

Registration is still open, but space is limited. Each child costs $5.

To sign up, click here.

For more information about Buchanan County Conservation, you can visit their website. They are also hosting an anniversary banquet on April 22.

Olivia Schmitt

Olivia Schmitt

Morning Reporter at KWWL
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