Now The National Park Service Is Lending A Hand To ‘Pokemon Go’ Hunters

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07.12.16

If you happen to find yourself over at Buzzfeed, most likely looking for Pokemon or random lists you never knew you needed to look at, you might stumble upon the story of park rangers at the National Mall doing Nintendo’s work. Instead of just letting people gallivant all over the place while looking for pocket monsters to collect in Pokemon Go, they’re attempting to turn the adventure into their job.

As Chris Geidner points out, the rangers who work at the nation’s monuments are trying to use Pokemon as a way to turn their guidance into an educational experience:

“By talking about it, and actually participating in this with people, it enables us to help guide the experience — so it’s not just somebody out here at the Washington Monument catching a Zubat, it is a ranger walking around with somebody, talking about the Washington Monument,”

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