• ART MUSEUM UNVEILS "POISON DART FROG"
"Join Zeke and Zoey in a series of adventures that take them from the back rooms of a museum to a smoking volcano and up into the rainforest canopy in Central America. The Mystery of the Poison Dart Frog is a new online educational experience for students offered by the N.C. Museum of Art. Now accessible on the museum’s web site, www.ncartmuseum.org, the program presents a mystery for young participants to solve using clues found in ancient works of art. The art is typical of the ancient peoples of Costa Rica; many of the subjects are animals of the local rainforest, cloud-forest and coastal habitats.
"Although presented in the setting of a Costa Rican museum, the works of art in the story are actually pieces of gold, jade and clay in the museum’s collection. They represent Central American creatures such as the jaguar, the American crocodile and eagle, and less familiar creatures such as the collared peccary and the strawberry poison dart frog. The program exists in a Spanish language version and is available to Latino children in North Carolina and to students in Latin American countries as well. Correlations to the North Carolina standard course of study are provided for online."
- NORTH CAROLINA DEPT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES, 3/2004
Winner, Ten Cool Sites Award for Excellence in Education
- THE EXPLORATORIUM, May/June 2004
WRITERGUY WAS HIRED AS:
freelance creative director and writer
GAME TYPE: online interactive art and culture game
GENRE: adventure/mystery story for 5th-8th graders
HIS MISSION WAS TO:
create a fun story with gameplay that challenges middle schoolers to 'think like art historians' about pre-Columbian art and culture
HIS CLIENT: North Carolina Museum of Art
BEGIN THE SCIENCE MYSTERY:
"POISON DART FROG"
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