Sand to Snow and Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument among SoCal Campaign with Free Augmented Reality App for Kids & Families

Perfect for families looking to spend time outdoors,  the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service have utilized the Agents of Discovery platform to create an educational game to get youth active and engaged with the world around them. Children and teens can assume the exciting role of a secret agent on a Mission as they gain new insights into the natural world. Challenges (or questions) are created by staff members of the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains and Sand to Snow National Monuments to provide a new way to learn about nature and outdoor careers. Special prizes are awarded as "Agents" complete their educational "Mission."

Since there are many Missions in southern California,  Agents of Discovery has created the SoCal Advanced Explorer Campaign. Starting September 8 and through November 8, prizes and patches reward players who play games offered from multiple sites. Complete three Missions to earn a SoCal Explorer badge, complete six or more Missions to become a SoCal Advanced Explorer, and complete nine or more Missions to become a Super SoCal Explorer! The more Missions completed; the more rewards received! Visit the SoCal Explorer Campaign webpage at to learn more. After the Missions are completed, players are prompted to contact "Tracker" at the BLM Palm Springs South Coast Field office to get their prizes by calling 760/833-7127. 

Illustration of animals inviting you to play Agents of Discovery.

The Sand to Snow National Monument Sand to Snow National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located in San Bernardino County and northern Riverside County, Southern California. Kudos the Kestrel will be your Mission guide from Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Morongo Valley, but the game can be played conveniently from home. 

How to download Agents of Discovery Missions.

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument connects the Coachella Valley to Idyllwild communities in Riverside County.  It is a place where visitors can enjoy magnificent palm oases, snow-capped mountains, a national scenic trail, and wilderness areas.  Borrego the Bighorn is the Mission guide from the Visitor Center in Palm Desert, and you can virtually play from home

Family stands next to a monument sign.