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Agents of Discovery - Rainforest Discovery at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

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Become a Super Sleuth
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Become a secret rainforest agent at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve - Image: Sunshine Coast Council FB


How exciting! The Rainforest Agents of Discovery is about to hit our rainforest roots, just in time for the September school break, promising fun and adventure outdoors, for the whole family. Agents of Discovery is a free digital game that uses GPS technology and will unlock your self-guided Rainforest Mission at the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve in Maleny.

Agents of Discovery is an award-winning, educational mobile gaming platform that uses smartphone technology and augmented reality to get children outdoors and actively engaged with the world around them. The program encourages real learning and participation by motivating kids and their families to explore and learn, through an augmented reality application.

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Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve walkway


To play, kids become Secret Agents on a Mission to visit participating parks, reserves and other cultural sites. Along the way, they will discover and unlock fun and interesting clues to complete. With every Mission completed, exclusive digital and real-world rewards are earned. The more Missions completed, the more rewards earned.

In the current challenging time and to ensure everyone keeps safe, the Sunshine Coast Council is offering a range of missions that, with a little bit of help from Mum and Dad, may even be completed in your own backyard. Download the app and enjoy becoming a master of sleuthing, an Agent of Discovery.

During the Spring school holidays from Saturday 19 September to Monday 5 October between 7.00am and 6.00pm, head off to the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve to join the Rainforest Discovery hunt and solve challenges in one of the Sunshine Coast's most spectacular locations.

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One of the Sunshine Coast's most spectacular locations


What needs to be done to participate?

Download the FREE Agents of Discovery app onto your smart device and create a Secret Agent profile. For Apple devices please download here or please download/install on Google Play here
Pick the Rainforest Discovery in Maleny, Sunshine Coast mission
Use the secret agent tools to find and unlock challenges as you follow the trail
Solve these challenges to learn fun and interesting nature facts
Search 'Sunshine Coast Nature Agents' to use the awesome GIF sticker pack to share your photos
*Please note that smart devices need a minimum 2GB RAM to download Agents of Discovery

The Agents of Discovery game is suitable for children between the ages of four and twelve. Mobile phone coverage may be limited in the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve rainforest, so please ensure smart devices are loaded and ready for use BEFORE heading out for your free school holiday fun and games.

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Look out for the pademelons that live in the rainforest


If augmented reality Apps are a huge hit in your family, why not venture off to the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens in Tanawha for their Agents of Discovery, Bushland Discovery 2.0 or perhaps bookmark a visit to the iconic Ginger Factory in Yandina to meet The Gruffalo and his friends. September school holidays are going to be fabulously busy with a heap load of 'Sherlock-holmsing' going on!

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Why? To become a super Agent of Discovery
When: Saturday 19 September to Monday 5 October | 7.00am to 6.00pm for Rainforest walks, playgrounds and BBQ's | Rainforest Discovery Centre and Glasshouse Viewing Deck Open 7 days 9.30am-3.30pm
Phone: For additional information, please contact Liz on email: cclp@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Where: Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, 148 Mountain View Road, Maleny, QLD 4552
Cost: Free to download, free to play!
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Thanks Elaine. Great article.
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