Monterey Bay Aquarium Releases Free Kelp Forest Game and eBook
Kids Can Create Digital Kelp Forest; Explore Ecosystem That Inspired Popular Exhibit
Jul 31, 2018
Monterey Bay Aquarium — the first aquarium in the world to exhibit a living kelp forest — releases a game and eBook to help children dive deeper into the ocean ecosystem that inspired its signature exhibit. Designed to engage children ages 8-11 in marine science, The Kelp Forest: My Aquarium game and The Kelp Forest: A Young Explorer’s Guide eBook can be downloaded free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The Kelp Forest: My Aquarium game lets players design custom aquarium exhibits while learning about one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. High quality graphics offer scientifically accurate views as players move around the environment to develop a successful exhibit, collect animal badges and advance levels. The game also provides fun facts about marine animals and interactive feedback to help players grow the kelp forest.
The Kelp Forest: A Young Explorer’s Guide presents 57 interactive pages, exploring the kelp forest ecosystem’s importance and the diverse animals that live within it. The eBook also shares stories about the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s live Kelp Forest exhibit, with features on the workers who help it thrive. It helps readers practice protecting the habitat by being a “Kelp Forest Bodyguard.”
Monterey Bay Aquarium’s education programs team created the game and eBook in collaboration with GameCloud Studios. Both apps are designed to offer learning concepts aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards and Ocean Literacy Principles.
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About the Monterey Bay Aquarium
With a mission to inspire conversation of the ocean, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the most admired aquarium in the United States, a leader in science education, and a voice for ocean conservation through comprehensive programs in marine science and public policy. Everything we do works in concert to protect the future of our blue planet. More information at montereybayaquarium.org.