Education app brings new ways to discover Duluth parks

Created: March 18, 2021 10:50 PM

During the pandemic, getting some fresh air outdoors is one of the safest ways to spend your time. And now Duluth’s Parks and Recreation Department has a new way for you to enjoy that time.

They are using an educational mobile app called "Agents of Discovery" that brings different kinds of gps based scavenger hunts to Duluth parks all year long.

It’s a way that they can continue offering programs in the area while also keeping people social distanced.

"Last year as we kind of went away from in person programing, and tried to come up with unique ways to get people out without gathering and worrying about group sizes,” said Recreation Specialist Sam Werle. “We came across this opportunity and want to offer it this year as a way to get people out to parks they are familiar with or maybe a new one, and learn about the area. It’s a way to encourage people to get out, enjoy some time outdoors and learn while you’re exploring your local parks."

When using the free app, people are agents searching around the parks to learn about different cultural or nature facts. 

The current mission is at Bayfront Park on winter adaptations. They plan to add a new mission at a different park each month. They remind people to be observant when using the app and watch where you're going.

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