Agents of Discovery and the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable – along with participating sites and partners – celebrated the D.C. Explorer Campaign with a reception at ORR’s offices December 11.  The campaign ran June 7 – November 1, 2018, and involved nine locations across D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  Public and private partners from the federal, state and local levels came together to encourage thousands of kids to engage with history and nature in the nation’s capital.

Sites included:

  • U.S. National Arboretum
  • USDA Urban Forest
  • Watkins Regional Park
  • World War II Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Patuxent Research Refuge
  • Anacostia Park
  • Potomac Overlook Regional Park

Agents of Discovery is an educational mobile gaming platform that uses augmented reality to get youth active outdoors.  They empower educators in all sectors to turn the whole world into an engaging, fun, and safe learning environment.  Educators use their online platform, the Mission Maker, to design their own games. These games (Missions) are then published to the Agents of Discovery app and available from the App and Play stores.  Missions are free to play and, once downloaded, do not require WiFi or a data connection.  Learn more at