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iCSI is a research-based design project designed to engage tweens in science by playing games. The mobile games use augmented reality (AR) and game mechanics to help young visitors explore and interact with collections at zoos and botanical gardens. Ultimately, the games foster deeper engagement with each organization’s science themes and collections.
Youth also design their own AR games using TaleBlazer, the same underlying game engine used by participating museums and botanical gardens.
We are examining how iCSI informal learning programs contribute to engaging young people in science content at the following levels:
Read preliminary results of the research: