Twenty-two Grade 7 students from BASIS DC will join Agents of Discovery President, Mary Clark, to play and launch the game, in partnership with the United States Forest Service. Other participants at the event will include representatives from Encyclopedia of Life, Prince George County Parks, and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s “Every Kid in a Park” team.
The “Agency” has rebranded as Agents of Discovery and expanded to provide educational content in more subjects including: arts and culture, technology, and more. In addition to parks, the game will be available in museums, art galleries, aquariums, and zoos.
Michiko Martin, Director Conservation Education, U.S. Forest Service says: “Agents of Discovery connects young people to their public lands. Conservation and stewardship remain as important as they were when the Forest Service was founded 110 years ago. We are helping to translate and deliver these values through games and technology, the language of kids today.”
Mary Clark, President of Agents of Discovery, says: “In today’s society, 97% of students play video games, 56% own a mobile phone, but only 7% get their daily recommended physical exercise. Agents of Discovery uses the technology kids love to encourage outdoor fun and learning.”
For more information, check out agentsofdiscovery.net.