Thursday, August 27, 2009

Neighborhood Explorers video game

Want to hang out in a treehouse and be part of a club that earns patches after completing projects? You can, if you're 8 to 11 years old!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released Neighborhood Explorers, an online game that aims to teach children about native, endangered and invasive species. The kids can earn patches after answering trivia questions, playing games, building birdhouses, learning how to recycle and conserve, and adding native plants to local habitat.

After earning all five patches, the children can receive a free tree from Arbor Day Foundation. Only the first 450 players to earn five patches will receive a tree.

Will you introduce your 8- to 11-year-old relatives and friends to the game? What do they think of it? On the Welcome screen, I get a kick out of the baby birds that pop up when my mouse scrolls over the nest. The praying mantis does a nice little dance, too!

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Blogger Jess said...

This is a cute idea, but like all video games, especially for a rainy day :) Doesn't serve it's purpose if it keeps them inside when they could be out experiencing nature!

August 27, 2009 6:56 PM  

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