For November 1, 2006: You can encourage students to explore the world around them through Earthcaching--treasure hunting for the caches that the Earth has stored. Where do you start? Earthcache.
Use latitude and longitude to find locations and see how the earth has been shaped through geological processes. Find early photos of geographical locations and post them to the Web. The Geological Society of America promotes educational forums that undertake a particular task. Small grants are available to qualified individuals for Earthcaching projects in National Parks or public lands. Hunt for National Geodetic Survey markers in your community. As you track from place to place, share your stories via Groundspeak Travel Bugs. ("What's that?" you ask? Check out Earthcache ... and Groundspeak ... to find out.)
Fly over to CyberBee http://www.cyberbee.com for more great Web sites, lessons, and activities to use with students.