New video game turns kids into conservationists

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
February 28, 2013



Screenshot from new game Team WILD.
Screenshot from new game Team WILD.

Count coral in the Chagos Archipelago, save amphibians from the deadly chytrid fungus, replant trees in the Atlantic Forest, and count predators and prey in the African Savannah—a new free online game by Wildscreen, dubbed Team WILD, allows young players to learn about science and conservation while moving fast-paced through different ecosystems. Wildscreen is a conservation charity devoted to using imagery to raise awareness and protect wildlife.

"We are always exploring new and innovative ways of reaching wider audiences, and Team WILD does just that—highlighting some of the lesser-known science careers and inspiring the next generation of science superheroes and environmental stewards," explains Richard Edwards, Chief Executive of Wildscreen. "The game also celebrates the real conservation heroes—the scientists, researchers and conservationists working on the ground to protect the world’s species and habitats."

Wildscreen is also the creator of ARKive, which collects photos and video of the world's wildlife.













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New video game turns kids into conservationists.

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