App taking lessons outside

Published: 1 Feb 2018

The Ranger Vision app lets school students participate in real ecological research.

The new Ranger Vision app is an interactive educational tool that allows students to categorise sightings of different plants and animals to add to Australian and global biodiversity databases.

Developed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services, the app combines nature and technology to help teachers deliver exciting lessons in and out of the classroom.

Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said the app is a great way to get kids outside in the environment as citizen scientists, taking photos of all the birds, plants, reptiles and other types of wildlife in their local area.

“While the students develop their scientific skills using smart technology, their contributions also help researchers to better understand local biodiversity.”

The app is the latest addition to the award-winning WilderQuest Learning program aimed at primary school students.

Primary school teachers can sign up to WilderQuest learning, activate their class and follow the steps to download theRanger Vision app on both Apple and Android devices.

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