Monthly Archives: December 2014
The Parks World Congress was held in Sydney this year. It is an event that occurs every 10 years and the Sydney Congress attracted more than 6,000 people from 170 countries.
We were lucky enough to speak about Habitat twice at the conference and we covered the topics of “Gaming in the Real World” and “Can technology get kids outside?”
Below is a link to the talk with a guide track. Hope you enjoying learning about how Habitat came to be!!
“Habitat was just what we were looking for to encourage more young people and their families in to our green spaces.
Wellington is full of beautiful parks and stunning coastline and Habitat is the perfect marriage of nature and the digital age.
Partnering with Habitat was an easy choice as it is low cost and low risk, it has a sustainable and environmental focus, allows kids to learn about their immediate surroundings and local and native wildlife, all of which are top priorities for Wellington City Council, and piques their interest on an international level.
Introducing this app in to our city has bought a lot of different organisations together to collaborate with the same vision and direction, it’s been such a privilege to be a part of and I can’t wait to add more locations in the future.”
Innovation Officer | City Innovation | Wellington City Council