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NatureQuest: Adventure awaits

Project by 
Michaela Karis
Project Year 
2015
For most of human history, exploring nature was an inherent part of growing up. Today, families are spending less time in nature than ever before, despite numerous studies confirming the emotional, mental and physical benefits of being outdoors. NatureQuest is an interactive app and wearables system that inspires curiosity and excitement about the local environment while simultaneously providing rich opportunities for families to work together. Blending together features from traditional ranger programs, a compelling interactive story, and a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt, the app is designed to engage without necessitating constant interaction with a screen.