U.S. Forest Service Engages Youth With Discovery Agents Technology

U.S. Forest Service Engages Youth With Discovery Agents Technology

Discovery Agents, a leading educational technology platform, today announced the rollout of a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the American Recreation Coalition. Kids, or "Agents," can now download the geo-triggered augmented reality (AR) app for free at 50 different forest sites.

Kids experience the game as a series of questions, or "challenges," created by Forest Service interpreters and partner organizations. Challenges are site-specific and help kids learn about the flora, fauna and other natural features of the forest. In on Mission at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, kids learn about the captive breeding program for the endangered Red Wolf, creating awareness around its ongoing conservation effort.

"It's been great to see kids' reaction to Discovery Agents; they're having fun and really engaging with our public lands," said Michiko Martin, Director of Conservation Education, U.S. Forest Service. "It gives our interpreters another way to instill environmental awareness in young people."

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