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Agents of Discovery - Wetlands Mission

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Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Get ready, get set, to get out, to play
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A fun, educational adventure! Image: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


How exciting! The perfect excuse to venture outdoors these school holidays with the children - a digital game that uses GPS technology to unlock a self-guided Wetlands Mission adventure at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary in Bli Bli.

Just in case you're anything like me and feel that Apps of any kind have the capability of sending me into a frenzied tizz, then this explanation from the Apple Store Preview, puts it perfectly into perspective … I think!

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Fantastic walking trails for the whole family at the Wetlands Sanctuary


'Agents of Discovery is an augmented reality, geo-triggered app that gets you outside, active and engaged in the world around you. With Agents of Discovery, you become a top-secret Agent, dedicated to solving the greatest mysteries of science, culture, technology and nature. Download the app and the Mission you want to play BEFORE heading out. The app does not require any data or WiFi to run, once it's been downloaded.'

Thanks Apple for clearing that one up!

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There is so much to learn and discover at the Wetlands


During the upcoming school holidays from Friday 19 June to Sunday 12 July, head off to the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary to meander between the mangroves for a fun, educational adventure of discovery. Families will love unlocking the mysteries of the Wetlands.

What needs to be done to participate?
Download the FREE Agents of Discovery app onto your smart device. For Apple devices please download here or please download/install on Google Play here
Load the Sunshine Coast mission: 'Wetlands Discovery'
Venture off to the stunning Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary

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Create your own self-guided adventure ...


Follow the map to discover all ten challenges
Look out for the larger-than-life native animals and share your photos to #sunshinecoastnatureagents
Technical specs: Smart devices need a minimum 2GB RAM, which apparently is standard on most mobiles manufactured post 2017

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The best time to view the Fiddler Crabs is at low tide


Other important 'stuff' to remember
Please maintain social distancing. Luckily the Wetlands Mission can be done anytime between 6.00am to 5.00pm in the evening, which will make it easier to follow this rule.
Please bring some mosquito repellent and wear protective clothing. We want to avoid getting bitten if we can. Though according to those in the know, the mozzies should be looking for greener pastures from May to June, so we might be lucky enough to avoid them.

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Wear protective clothing and use mozzie repellant, just in case ...


The Wetlands Mission at Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary goes live on the 19 June, so get ready, get set ... to get out, to play!

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Get ready, get set, to get out to play!


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Why? For a self-guided wetlands adventure
When: Friday 19 June to Sunday 12 July | 6.00am to 5.00pm (at your leisure)
Phone: For additional information, please contact Liz on email: cclp@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Where: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, Sports Road, Bli Bli, QLD 4560
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
I think I'll download the app and see how it goes...
by Barry (score: 3|1669) 36 days ago
What a great idea
by Kerenza Korostovetz (score: 2|163) 36 days ago
This looks really cool!
by Meg Forbes (score: 2|115) 36 days ago
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