The Alabama Cooperative Extension group and Alabama 4-H commissioned Move Creative to create a unique iPad and iPhone game aimed at teaching youth about outdoor safety. The app is loosely inspired by the Hunger Games and features a narrator that takes the user through the learning videos and games.
The app is divided into four sections – Skins and Skulls, Shooting Sports, Survival Skills and First Aid and Safety. Each of these sections features 8-20 videos that focus on a particular topic such as how to get safe drinking water. Following the video segments, each section has a unique game. Skins and Skulls features a quick find game where the student is tasked with finding specific types of skulls in a collage of many skull types. The Shooting Sports game features an archery test where the user is tasked with hitting targets. Survival Skills has a pinball game where game plays are earned by answering trivia questions correctly. In the pinball game the user must collect an axe, firewood and fuel in that order to start a campfire. Reaching each of these different levels entitles the user to earning points faster. The final game is First Aid & Safety which is a hunt and find game where the student must track down certain first aid items within a picture.
The District 11 app is the latest in a string of ag- and outdoor-related projects Move Creative has been involved in developing. Others include the Manure Monitor for the USDA, Manure Calculator also for the USDA, Market Journal for the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska State Fair 4-H App, and a markets app for Central Valley Ag.
Download the District 11 app here.