Aquarium’s new Pacific Visions EcoAlliance app now available for iOS and Android

The Aquarium of the Pacific announced today that the new Pacific Visions EcoAlliance App is now available for download on Apple and Android devices. The app invites the public to join the player community and take on challenges to create a better planet right here on Earth. Once Aquarium visitors have experienced Pacific Visions, they will be able to put their new knowledge into practice through an app for Apple and Android devices created by developer Artifact Technologies. Part game and part motivational tool, the Pacific Visions EcoAlliance app invites players to join a community dedicated to learning more about conserving resources and making sustainable decisions in their daily lives. Players will also be able to participate in a series of interactive challenges, share photos, and collaborate on virtual projects in the app to visualize a sustainable future.

Join the Community

Anyone who downloads the app will be able to create a profile, select an avatar, and start collecting points and virtual resources by completing activities in the app and in the real world. While some challenges can be completed by players anywhere in the world, there will be a number of special projects that can only be found in Long Beach. These will be available at launch, and additional location-based experiences throughout the Los Angeles area will be added over time.

The app’s interactive challenges allow players to test their knowledge and show commitment to conservation, earning badges as they complete each one. Complementing the interactive multiplayer game tables in the Pacific Visions culmination gallery, the app challenges focus on water, food, and energy. The water conservation-themed challenges are available to complete now, and the challenges on food and energy sustainability will be added in coming months.

Build the Future

Using the resources they have earned in the app, players can contribute to virtual projects anchored to real-world locations and made visible via augmented reality. Players who visit those locations and view the area through the app’s EcoLens feature will be able to see a vision of sustainability projects. Examples include virtual reservoirs for freshwater collection, virtual gardens for sustainable agriculture, and virtual generators for renewable energy. They will also be able to see how other players have contributed to these projects and can add their own resources. Contributing to these communal projects will earn players points and badges.

Take Action

Players can transform the things they learn and challenges they complete into conservation-minded habits by creating a personal action plan. They can share their action plan items on social media to inspire others and collect additional rewards for following through on their commitments.

To download the Pacific Visions EcoAlliance app and other Aquarium apps, visit aquariumofpacific.org/visit/app.

About Artifact Technologies

Since 2011 Artifact Technologies has pioneered location-based technologies that deliver more meaningful, relevant content and foster deeper engagement at museums, music events, conventions, schools, and public libraries. Their unique approach combines user-centric experience design with state-of-the-art location technologies. The result is personalized and memorable experiences that are rich with dynamic, immersive content and gamified interactions.

About the Aquarium of the Pacific

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. The new Pacific Visions wing opened to the public on May 24, 2019. The facility’s first major expansion since the Aquarium’s founding in 1998, Pacific Visions is a 29,000-square-foot, two-story, sustainable structure designed by the San Francisco-based architecture and design firm EHDD. It houses a state-of-the-art immersive theater, exhibition space, an art gallery, and several new live animal exhibits. To learn more visit aquariumofpacific.org/pacificvisions. The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, California. For more information, visit aquariumofpacific.org or call (562) 590-3100.

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.

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