Nurturing our explorers
Eco-hunt established at Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary:
IT’S school holidays and nine times out of 10, youngsters are spending their break catching up on the screen time they’ve missed throughout the school term.
So when their love of technology can be combined with the great outdoors and an added educational element it has the potential to begin building the great minds of the future even when they’re meant to be taking a break.
Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary has launched an eco-hunt, encouraging young and old to download the mobile application allowing the experience to be far more interactive.
Eugenia Morris, and nine-year-old daughter Maddison, were among the first to experience the eco-hunt.
“It’s the perfect way to incorporate the technology in a more educational and interactive way,” she said.
“With all the development that’s occurring it’s a really great way of teaching children what exists on our own doorstep.
“It gives you the opportunity to describe what the animals doing at that very moment which also gets fed back to scientific databases so kids get the chance to inform the decision makers.”
Ms Morris said she loved how the app gave young people the opportunity to really explore and understand wildlife.
“It gives you the opportunity to learn how each and every animal plays a part in sustainability,” she said.
The ultimate bonus is that a number of prizes are also up for grabs for the best ‘eco-hunter’ who snaps the best find in the sanctuary.
For more information, visit questagame.com/ maroochy-wetlandssanctury-ecohunt.
EXPLORERS: Eugenia and Maddison Morris with Nina, Eliza, Natalie and Olive Dalton use their apps to interact with the environment.
EXPLORERS: Eugenia and Maddison Morris with Nina, Eliza, Natalie and Olive Dalton at the Maroochy Wetlands.