Forest Service Corner


“Discovery Agents connects young people to their public lands. Conservation and stewardship remain as important as they were when the Forest Service was founded 110 years ago. We are helping to translate and deliver these values through games and technology, the language of kids today.”
- Michiko Martin, Director, Conservation Education, U.S. Forest Service


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As a part the federal government’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, the U.S. Forest Service is excited to announce their partnership with the American Recreation Coalition to bring Discovery Agents to 60 National Forests across the country. Both the USFS and the ARC recognize the need to be leaders of innovation and technology in order to get kids in every state actively exploring the great outdoors.

Discovery Agents is a mobile game that gets kids active and and exploring while completing missions in the great outdoors. The Discovery Agents Mission Maker gives interpretive staff the ability to create their own educational mission content within the game and update it whenever they like.

Check out the Forests that are already on board!

Ready to build your own mission? 

  1. Read an Introduction Letter by Amtchat Edwards
  2. Fill out a proposal form for your forest and sending it to Amtchat Edwards: mkedwards@fs.fed.us (Example)
  3. Join a biweekly Discovery Agents webinar
  4. Click here to learn more about the Washington Office Matching Funds

Need help building your mission?

  • Check out our Forest Service FAQs

Already have a site and looking to make it even better?