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Apple Spotlights Apps That Help Kids Learn How To Protect the Environment Ahead of Earth Day

Apple wants you and your family to join it in celebrating Earth Day on Friday, 22 April, spotlighting a number of apps in the App Store that help kids learn how to protect the environment.

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“Protecting our planet’s environment and delicate ecosystems is no small task, which is why we have to start with its smallest inhabitants: our kids,” wrote Apple. “To mark this Earth Day, why not take your little ones on a life-changing, mind-expanding adventure with some of the App Store’s most eco-positive offerings?”


In case you’re unaware, Earth Day is an annual celebration, where people around the world join activities supporting and promoting initiatives that protect the environment. These include rallies, conferences and fundraisers, among other projects.


From augmented reality experiences to immersive games, here are Apple’s picks for apps you might want to check out this Earth Day:


All the World: explore + learn

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All the World: explore + learn is a live-action show that features fun and inspiring videos for children ages four to ten years old. The videos cover topics like Science and Nature, which include lessons about how to reuse, reduce and recycle. The app is available on both iPhone and iPad.


WWF Free Rivers

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Powered by augmented reality (AR), WWF Free Rivers enhances the way you learn about environmental science, letting you view realistic, three-dimensional renders of different habitats, such as the Himalayan mountains, tropical jungles and Southeast Asian deltas, among others. You can even interact with parts of the digital environment to see how life would change if you, say, put a dam on a river that's used by wildlife. The app is available on iPhone and iPad.


Grow Recycling

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Grow Recycling is an interactive app that helps you and your kids learn how to take care of the planet's resources through fun recycling activities. It involves you feeding the nine different recycling bins with trash and seeing what products they can produce with it. The app is available on iPhone and iPad.


What’s in the Oceans?

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Ever wanted to explore the deep sea? Well, What's in the Oceans? lets you do just that. This educational app gives you the ability to observe and get to know the different creatures that call the sea their home. It also shows you how pollution and other human activities are harming their lives. The app is available on iPhone and iPad.


Eco Birds

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Eco Birds is a highly-addictive game, where you play as a bird that tries to stop evil villains from cutting down trees, polluting the oceans and destroying the environment. The trees you plant and the more eggs you drop on the heads of these villains, the higher your score. The app is available on iPhone and iPad.


Lumino City

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Lumino City is an award-winning puzzle adventure that tasks you with powering up a location using renewable energy technologies and sustainable practices. You'll, for instance, be controlling windmills in the clouds or finding a way to supply electricity to a house using only lemons. Plus, the game is gorgeous, with a lot of the visuals being modeled after actual creations from paper, cardboard and glue, The app is available on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.


Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

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Gibbon: Beyond the Trees is an adventure game that follows a family of family of gibbons, who find themselves lost in a dangerous world. It tackles topics like deforestation, poaching and climate change, while entertaining you with its unique gameplay. Here, you'll be able to experience and perform acrobatic moves through the free-flowing movement system that the developers based on brachiation, the way gibbons swing through trees. You can play the game on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV via Apple Arcade.


Alba: A Wildlife Adventure

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Alba: A Wildlife Adventure puts you in the shoes of the titular Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. Along the way, however, she sees an animal in danger and decides to help. This then begins her quest to save the island and its inhabitants. You can play the game on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV via Apple Arcade.


Beyond Blue

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Rounding out Apple's recommendations this year is Beyond Blue, a story-driven adventure that has you exploring the mysteries of the ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. Together with a team of researchers, you'll be using modern technology to uncover what lies in the deep. The game was developed with the help of ocean experts and nature documentaries to create an experience that's both authentic and immersive. You can play the game on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV via Apple Arcade.

 
  • Apple wants you and your family to join it in celebrating Earth Day on Friday, 22 April, spotlighting a number of apps in the App Store that help kids learn how to protect the environment.

  • Some of the apps the company recommends include WWF Free Rivers, an augmented reality app that enhances the way you learn about environmental sciences, and Grow Recycling, an interactive experience where you can feed recycling bins and see what products they produce.

  • Also part of the list are titles from Apple's game subscription service, Apple Arcade, including Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure and Beyond Blue.




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