SAVE THE PARK is a collaborative game launched to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service.
Developed by Games for Change, this engaging app is intended to inspire young people and encourage a new generation of park lovers. The game focuses on ways volunteers can take an active role in preserving natural and historic resources.
Players take on the role of a park volunteer and complete tasks within particular settings such as a forest, desert, or coastal area. Information about national parks is woven throughout the game and links are provided to learn about real-world volunteer opportunities.
Librarians will find the game to be a fun way to introduce the concept of volunteerism and community service. Pair the game with a learning center containing books about civic participation. Youth will find the game to be easy and fun, but not much of a challenge.
The Games for Change website includes many other games that might be of interest to young people.
Visit the website at http://www.gamesforchange.org/.
To download the game, go to http://www.gamesforchange.org/savethepark/.