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Agents of Discovery at the National Mall

We just hosted a fantastic event for the Agents of Discovery National Mall and Memorial Parks  Mission on November 7! Together with our partners – the National Parks Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the American Recreation Coalition, and the Canadian Embassy – we introduced young visitors to a new way of experiencing American history.  Two classes of students came out to test the Mission and gave Agents of Discovery some great reviews.

Speakers included Derrick Crandall, President of the American Recreation Coalition; Paul Ollig, Chief of Interpretation & Education, National Mall and Memorial Parks, National Park Service; and Jason LaTorre, Minister Counsellor, Commercial Policy, and Senior Trade Commissioner for the Embassy of Canada. Mike Carter-Coneen with local TV station ABC7 was there to capture the event. Check it out here!

The National Mall is the most visited national park in the U.S. There’s a lot to see: you’ll find war memorials, commemorations of past presidents, and tributes to other people who played a key role in U.S. history.

How many flags are around the Washington Monument, and why? Why is the Monument two different colors? You’ll learn all and this more playing the Agents of Discovery National Mall and Memorial Parks Mission.

At over 1,000 acres and packed with history, visiting the National Mall can be a bit overwhelming. That’s one reason why Agents of Discovery is such a good fit: our Mission will guide players while reinforcing their learning experience. By turning a National Mall tour into a game, kids whose eyes might glaze over when they hear the words “historical monument” will be engaged in what they’re learning.