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Junior Ranger BioQuest program for Biodiversity Month

Tuesday 5 September, 2017

It's Biodiversity month, and Parks Victoria is embracing technology to encourage kids to go on nature quests to discover the insects, birds and plants in our parks. Using the QuestaGame app, kids will be heading out on quests to earn points and prizes during these Spring school holidays.

The BioQuests are being run by Parks Victoria’s Junior Ranger program, and are all about fostering kids’ natural enthusiasm for discovery with fun and hands-on activities in parks.

The free program will be happening at fifteen parks across the state, for children aged 6-12 years. Everything from wallabies and echidnas, to birds, lizards and native flowers will be on the quest lists.

QuestaGame takes the adventure of being in a park to new levels, allowing kids to challenge Park Rangers in the search for different plants and animals, and earn points for what they find. You don’t have to be an expert, just capture what you see.

If your children are interested in having fun outdoors and discovering native animals, then it’s time to get involved.

For more details and booking information visit www.juniorrangers.com.au

Following quote is attributable to Parks Victoria Education and Interpretation Coordinator, Roellen Gillmore:

“These activities are designed to inspire curiosity and help kids connect with the natural world around them. It’s wonderful to see them getting out of the lounge room and exploring and enjoying our beautiful parks”

Following quote is attributable to QuestaGame CEO, Andrew Robinson:

“QuestaGame’s technology brings kids closer to nature, not further away. The game empowers them to experience, learn about, and protect, the wonder that is life on Earth.”

List of BioQuest parks:

Lysterfield Park, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Plenty Gorge Park, Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuary, Cathedral Range State Park, Lake Eildon National Park, Castlemaine Diggings Heritage Park, Wilsons Promontory National Park. Mount Buffalo National Park, Buchan Caves Reserve, Grampians National Park, Anglesea Heath, Great Otway National Park, You Yangs Regional Park and Serendip Sanctuary.



Media enquiries

Sally Nowlan
0417 391175

Parks Victoria media centre

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