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Celebrate ‘Parks Make Life Better! Month’ with AR in the outdoors

Danville, San Ramon encourage people to get outside and explore as ‘Agents of Discovery’

The town of Danville and the city of San Ramon have partnered with the California Park and Recreation Society to encourage youth to be “Agents of Discovery” this summer in recognition of Parks Make Life Better! Month.

Agents of Discovery is an educational tech platform and app that uses augmented reality. Players take on the role of a secret agent on a mission as they complete site-specific geo-triggered challenges throughout Danville and San Ramon.

In Danville, the challenges take place in the Town Green, Oak Hill Park and Hap Magee Ranch Park. The first 100 participants to complete all 15 challenges will be honored with their choice of Danville swag when they email a screenshot of all three completed missions to town program supervisor Jessica Wallner at jwallner@danville.ca.gov.

In San Ramon, the challenges will take place in Central Park. Instructions on how to receive a special reward (while supplies last) will appear upon completion of the mission, though the Parks and Community Services Department staff will be on hand at the Summer Concert Series to distribute rewards then.

In conjunction with Parks Make Life Better! Month, this game gives children, teens and their families the opportunity to actively engage with the world around them.The goal of the Parks Make Life Better! campaign is to raise awareness throughout California of the essential benefits of parks and recreation to the community.

The Agents of Discovery game can be accessed via Google Play or the App Store and works using cellular data or WiFi.

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