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County Parks use new technology to lure kids outside for “TRACK Trails”


52 JUST NINE MINUTES FROM THE 67 TO THE 15. JIM.>>TALKING ABOUT KIDS ON THE PHONE LOOKING AT PICTURES OF KIDS ON THEIR PHONES ON MY PHONE . IT’S LIKE A MODERN ART DISPLAY HERE. THE CHALLENGE IS GET KIDS OFF THE PHONE AND NEW THIS MORNING 10 NEWS REPORTER JARED SHOWS US NEW PROGRAM WITH THE COUNTY USING SMART PHONES AND SCAVENGER HUNTS TO GET KIDS OUTSIDE.>>MORE OPEN AREA AND A LOT OF SHADE AND WE’RE TRYING TO CATC A FEW BIG FISH.>>AT JUST 12 YEARS OLD, JOSEPH AND CHRISTIAN ARE ALREADY USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS.>>LIKE I HAVE THIS APP ON MY PHONE WHERE IT TELLS US WHERE THE FISH ARE.>>A LOT OF MY FRIENDS AND STUFF INSIDE ALL THE TIME.>>NOW A PROGRAM CALLED TRACK TRAILS IS TRYING TO USE SMART PHONES TO GET KIDS OUTSIDE.>>MY NAME IS RANGER ADAM.>>LAUNCHING TODAY AT THE PARK AND ALREADY IN PLACE AT SIX OTHERS AROUND SAN DIEGO, THE PROGRAM BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN KIDS AND NATURE. IT’S A NICE VESSEL THAT GETS THEM ON THE TRAILS NEAR THE PLAYGROUNDS ARE NICE BUT WON’T GET THEM INTO THE WILDA LITTLE BIT.>>REPORTER: THE PROGRAM HAS EASY TO HIKE PROGRAMS AND TRAILS AND ACTIVITIES ALONG THE ROUTE AND ONCE YOU’RE DONE, GRAB SMART PHONE AND PROGRESS IN THE APP OR ON THE WEBSITE. MORE YOU DO MORE SURPRISES YOU WIN. THERE’S A SAYING THERE’S NO WIFI BUT YOU’LL STILL MAKE A CONNECTION WITH NATURE. CHRISTIAN AND JOSEPH DIDN’T CATCH ANY FISH, THEY DEFINITELY

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