Dear Fellow Agents,
The Agents of Discovery team extends our best wishes for your wellness in this uncertain and challenging time. The way we interact with each other is changing as we isolate and continue to practice necessary social distancing.
We all need to be taking care of ourselves. Exercise, sunlight, and the outdoors have been shown to help with emotional, mental, and physical well-being. This is why many leaders and top medical professionals are encouraging people to go outside while practicing safe social distancing. Agents of Discovery gets you outside moving, playing and learning. Our platform is designed to be played on your personal device while allowing you and your family to maintain social distancing protocols.
We know that parents and educators are looking for ways to continue engaging their communities in safe and creative ways. In response, here are some timely resources we are providing…
For Educators: Our Challenge Library has thousands of Challenges to help you create your Missions. It includes a new collection dedicated to COVID-19/Viruses that educators are finding particularly helpful – we encourage you to check it out.
To help with the safety of our customers, we have dedicated a special area of our website where you can purchase your own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
For Parents: Can’t access a park? Every Monday there is a new Mission for your kids to enjoy in your backyard, in your house, or in an open park.
In cooperation with Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and the USDA Forest Service, we have launched a campaign called Mission Conservation. Mission Conservation will provide you access to Image Recognition (IR) Missions that you can share with your community. New Missions are launching every Monday (“Mission Monday”). Details can be seen here.
Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), hosting the National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC), awards Agents of Discovery the 2020 SORP Project Excellence Award for “Pokémon Go Style Game for Outdoor Ed”. The Project Excellence Award aims at honoring cutting-edge projects and programs that strengthen outdoor benefits to communities across the nation.
The California Park & Recreation Society’s Awards Program honors the outstanding achievements of agencies and individuals in the field of community improvements and programming, facility design and park planning, marketing and communications, and professional and citizen leadership.
Agents of Discovery has launched our official Swag Store featuring t-shirts, backpacks, notebooks and more to help you promote your Mission! Want your Field Agent featured on a backpack? How about a new Agents of Discovery fanny pack? We have a huge assortment of items in the store, and everything available for purchase is fully customizable!
Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday is this year, and the only gift he wants is for you to help prevent wildfires. Agents of Discovery has teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service to develop IR Triggered Smokey Bear Missions in each state. This will allow players to use Agents of Discovery from any location, with the goal of increasing awareness about the importance of wildfire prevention for protecting our natural areas and where we live, work and play.
To learn more about Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday, check out smokeybear.com.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife partners with Agents of Discovery to attract and encourage visitors in state parks across Colorado to get outside and learn about the world around them.
Agents of Discovery (AoD) makes learning fun. We enable you to easily create your own augmented reality games (“Missions”) using our Mission Maker. We compel your users to become active and engaged in their environment.
Getting learners moving and excited to learn has never been easier!
~45,000 number of times AoD inspired kids and families to move to play and learn
~230 places to play AoD across North America, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia
~300 times AoD was featured in the media