Games apps are a great way to get a public education program across to families with devices. They can be fun and engaging yet educational at the same time as it provides valuable information to players through the gameplay and content.
Save the Park is one such app that has been developed with the mission to inspire and encourage families to explore volunteering with the US National Park Service. Players pick up important lessons alongside 4 different national park volunteer characters (Environment Champion, Wildlife Lover, Citizen Scientist and Culture Concierge) as they help in the quest to save the parks in this fast-paced endless running game with a twist.
In this app, players control 2 characters (a national park volunteer and a Junior Ranger) simultaneously to complete tasks while avoiding obstacles in 3 different park terrains – forest, desert and coast. Challenges abound as they earn stars to unlock levels, score combos, find hidden objects and unlock sharable national parks postcards. It is a full-fledged game app that will please any endless runner game regulars with beautifully designed animated park terrains, smooth controls, varied missions, interesting power-ups and great sound effects. It’s challenging yet it is simple enough for children to play but they will need their quick reflexes and good hand-eye coordination. The game is fun and free to boot.
Players learn about the work that park volunteers do – protect animal habitats, plant trees, clean the environment, maintain trails, collect research specimens, help park visitors, etc. and why the tasks are important. They also learn interesting facts about specific national parks and the impact they can make as volunteers. Further resources are provided via links to the various real world volunteer opportunities in the US National Parks.
Save the Park was developed in partnership with American Express and the US National Park Foundation (NPF) in celebration of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial. For each download of Save the Park before December 31, 2016, The American Express Foundation will make a $1 donation (up to $50,000) to the NPF for her park conservation and stewardship work.
It’s time to save the parks that we love. You can do your bit by downloading the free app, Save the Park, get connected with your local parks to learn about their volunteer opportunities and support their conservation efforts as a family. There is no better time to start than now.
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Save the Park
by Games For Change
Category: Games, Entertainment, Action, Arcade
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone4-iPhone4, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX
Size: 195.77 MB
NOTE: A fee was received to feature this app.
Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.