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avatar Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 05:18PM
http://www.fws.gov/news/newsreleases/showNews.cfm?newsId=5D628461-F602-066A-5F4C568977EC7DED


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is launching a new online video game aimed to encourage kids to go outside and learn about the environment. Designed for children ages 8 to 11 years old, Neighborhood Explorers is accessed through the Service’s Let’s Go Outside! website at http://www.fws.gov/letsgooutside/.
The journey through the game begins when you meet three children – Mia, Lucy and Steve – who gather in a tree house as the school year begins and talk about all the fun outdoor environmental activities they did over the summer. They form a Neighborhood Explorers Club, called the NX Club, and share information about planting gardens with native plants, backyard bird watching and urban wildlife. By exploring the tree house with your cursor, you can learn about endangered species, conservation heroes and threats to our natural world. Then you can play a fun jeopardy-style trivia game that tests your newly acquired environmental information in an entertaining and interactive venue. ......



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avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 09:33PM
Hey Kids... Just take your clues from Uncle Bill-e:

I shoulda turned it on and had GTA on the screen tho.

avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 09:41PM
I was beginning to worry that no one would appreciate the irony of an indoor video game to get kids to go outside, but maybe these activities aren't incompatible after all. Instead of standard Grand Theft Auto, maybe one version could involve bears and auto break-ins.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 09:44PM
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Frank Furter
I was beginning to worry that no one would appreciate the irony of an indoor video game to get kids to go outside, but maybe these activities aren't incompatible after all. Instead of standard Grand Theft Auto, maybe one version could involve bears and auto break-ins.

They can have one of those target shooting games where you launch objects at the marauding bears
avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 09:48PM
You have to lead your tired troups up Half a Dome with only 1 larry of water
during a thunder and lightning storm and Chickon Boo throwing pinecones
at you from above. Tests your marmot-like reactions and coolness under pressure.
avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 09:50PM
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Frank Furter
I was beginning to worry that no one would appreciate the irony of an indoor video game to get kids to go outside, but maybe these activities aren't incompatible after all. Instead of standard Grand Theft Auto, maybe one version could involve bears and auto break-ins.

Grand Theft Ice Chest?
avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 09:38PM
GPG is corrupting the kiddies!!!!!
avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 09:49PM
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Bee
GPG is corrupting the kiddies!!!!!

Gpg?
avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 10:30PM
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eeek
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Bee
GPG is corrupting the kiddies!!!!!

Gpg?

GPG= GrandPoooBaaaaaahGoatie
avatar Re: Video Game that Encourages Kids to Get Outside
September 03, 2009 10:35PM
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Bee
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eeek
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Bee
GPG is corrupting the kiddies!!!!!

Gpg?

GPG= GrandPoooBaaaaaahGoatie

Wouldn't that be GPBG?
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