Agents of Discovery
Explore the BLM Campbell Tract in a whole new way! Join Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors. Walk the trails to unlock location-based challenges and discover more about the plants, animals and history of Anchorage and the Campbell Tract!
To get started:
- Download the free Agents of Discovery app to your mobile device.
- After downloading the app, look for the mission you want to play.
- Preload the missions and head out to the Campbell Tract to start completing your challenges!
AGENTS: Remember to be aware of moose and bears as you explore the trails!
What is Agents of Discovery?
Agents of Discovery is an awarding winning Move to Play & Learn mobile game that can be downloaded for free and played on a mobile device at participating sites. The application allows users to discover the natural outdoor world around them in a fun and interactive way. Players unlock hidden geo-located challenges that can be solved only through observation and discovery.
Do I need an internet connection to play?
Agents of Discovery requires no WiFi or data connection while you’re out exploring. You will need WiFi to download the application itself and the different missions. But you don’t need to worry about cell phone data charges as you complete the mobile game!
How does the Agent of Discovery app connect kids with nature?
Studies show that outdoor classrooms and nature-based experiential activities lead to significant gains in student academic performance (American Institutes for Research 2005). The game encourages youth to get outside and start solving mysteries related to the natural world. It is a way to use gaming technology that kids are already using to enhance outdoor experiences in a fun and educational way. The game unfolds at a variety of mission sites in parks, forests, recreation areas, and museums around the country.
Are you up for an armchair bird excursion? This mission can be done from the comfort of your own home. When you find a QR code, tap one of the challenge icons on your screen and scan the QR code to unlock the secret message and complete the challenge. Along the way, you’ll discover more about birds and the natural world. Good luck!
Birds, Birds, Birds!
Right now, millions of birds are winging their way back to Alaska from all over the world. To learn about some of these birds, you will need to travel the trails and unlock each of the 12 challenges. You will need to use your powers of observation, explore the outdoors, and master new birding skills. Good luck, and happy birding!