Taronga Zoo - Rainforest Heroes
By NSW Department of Education
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Experience Taronga Zoo's stunning Wild Asia rainforest trail guided by volunteer researcher Heidi Greentree. Create your own PDF field report using the photographs you have taken, observations you have made and information you have collected. Email this report to yourself, your friends or your teacher. Can you solve the mystery of the 'Real Heroes' on this Taronga Zoo - Rainforest Heroes app? Developed by the NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre, NSW Department of Education and Communities in partnership with Taronga Zoo.
Explore the lush rainforest area of Taronga Zoo:
•discover the amazing animals living in Taronga Zoo's Wild Asia rainforest trail
•virtually feed the animals their zoo diet
•take and choose photos
•earn points as you discover and solve
•watch videos taken by the keepers
•hear the animals communicating
•change the timer to suit your needs in device settings
•clear or keep your information in device settings
•create your own field report which you can email to yourself as a record of your visit and of what you have learnt.
If on location at Taronga Zoo you can also:
•use the binoculars to zoom in on the animals and the habitats
•take and upload your own photos of the animals
•track your position on the map via GPS
•observe the animals and the signage to check field observations and answer questions.
My 9 year old daughter says:
It was really interesting. I learned some new facts and found new animals I didn't know about. I was a bit disappointed when I finished the report and now I can't do any more.
Mum says: the app is now saying mission complete, despite changing the settings to clear user data. Hopefully it will reset so the other kids can have a go!
Great app, now what?
Completed the mission now it's just stuck on the final screen. Is that all there is? Can we at least start again? And there was a bunch of animals on the map which we couldn't access, are they unlocked somehow? Overall a great idea , you just need to fill a few gaping holes in the UI (or make things a little more user friendly)
My son loved this, but over too soon he said! Needs more zoo animals
- Category: Education
- Released: 15 October 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 120 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: NSW Department of Education
- © 2012 NSW Department of Education and Communities
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.