Looking for a new way to explore and learn more about the Missouri outdoors? The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages children and adults to check out the free mobile game app, Agents of Discovery. MDC is partnering with the game app to help the public explore the state’s natural areas. Users of the app can experience nature by completing “missions” while learning about Missouri’s forests, fish and wildlife, according to a press release.
“Using technology to make people more comfortable in nature is an exciting way to reach different Missourians,” said Susie Wachowski, MDC exhibits coordinator. “Users log into Agents of Discovery and solve challenges using their skills as a nature sleuth. And the missions are updated frequently, so there’s always a new way to play and learn more about the great outdoors of Missouri.
What type of pollinator is the state in? How do bald eagles hunt for food? Find the answers to these questions and more through Agents of Discovery.
To get started, download the free app and create an agent profile. Then choose a mission in your area. It is recommended that you download the mission before you go there so that you can play the game without WiFi or data connection, which may be spotty or unavailable in some areas.
While exploring nature, MDC recommends being aware of your surroundings and staying on the trails at all times.
Agents of Discovery is available for download through the App Store for Apple products or Google Play for Android devices. For more information, visit Discovertheforest.org/activities/agents-of-discovery.