ALASKA — A secret agent. A mission. A map containing cryptic codes that unlock clues about Alaska’s history. These are all part of the new electronic scavenger hunt available at the Alaska State Museum starting April 6, thanks to a new partnership with the USDA Forest Service. The game, Mission 49: Journey to Alaska’s Past, is an app from Agents of Discovery. Solving puzzles on a mobile device engages kids in learning about history, preservation and important concepts like culture and sustainability.
OHIO — USDA Forest Service scientists and managers have developed a new computer tool that is helping address the lack of oak regeneration in the mid-Atlantic and central or western Appalachian region of the United States.