Web Rangers offers seven categories of games about different subjects related to the National Parks. The game categories are people, animals, parks, science, history, nature, and puzzles. Each category contains games of varying difficulty rated from easy to difficult. Some of the game topics include dendrochronology, animal tracking, animal identification, fire fighting, and map reading.
Students can play Web Rangers
games as visitors or as registered users. Registered users can track
their progress and earn virtual rewards. Registered users can also
create their own customized virtual ranger stations.
Applications for Education
could be a great way for students to learn about all of the things that
National Parks contain. The games also introduce players to the job
functions of Park Rangers. In that regard, the game could be a "career
exploration" activity of sorts. You might also use the games in
conjunction with some of the National Parks system's lesson plans.