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Australia Turns to School Kids and Minecraft to Help Design Their National Parks

School kids in the South Australian city of Adelaide can finally put those video game skills to good use

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“Play enough video games, and you could help design a national park.”

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The moment we stepped into Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, we heard the music. We followed it to the corner of the park and saw a band playing for a local swing/lindy hop group offering free dance lessons. Here's what was interesting: while all of the benches around the band were full of people, there was about a ten-foot gap between the sitters and the dancers. The gap was just enough to discourage people from joining in the fun, and the dance group was more of a spectacle than an interactive experience.

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National Parks Fuel Local Economies, So Why Are We Slashing Their Budget?

It's summertime—that magical time of year when the weather's warm, school's out, energy is high, and Mother Nature is tempting you to get away...

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