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Augmented reality trail missions coming to a state park near you

CPW said it's trying to engage kids and families with nature using technology.
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Eldorado Canyon State Park

How about a Halloween-themed trail, junior ranger activities, or even a water trail requiring a kayak to learn the history of the park?

These augmented reality activities and missions are coming to select Colorado state parks. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is partnering with Agents of Discovery, an educational mobile gaming platform, to create augmented reality trail missions at 10 different state parks.

The missions, CPW said in a news release, task users with accomplishing educational and fun outdoor activities at state parks.

The activities can be accessed by smartphone users by downloading the Agents of Discovery app from the App and Play stores, CPW said. Missions are free to play and, once downloaded, do not require Wi-Fi or a data connection.

CPW said it's trying to engage kids and families with nature using technology.

“So many people have smartphones. Instead of fighting with them to keep it in their pockets, why not let them use it to discover interesting things about the park?” Barr Lake State Park manager Michelle Seubert said.

State parks with augmented reality trail missions
Barr Lake
Cherry Creek
Cheyenne Mountain
Eleven Mile
St. Vrain
Steamboat Lake
Trinidad Lake

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