Edison International Supports Environmental Education with "Discovery Agents" app

Feb 1, 2017 10:05 AM ET

Beginning in 2013, Edison International has provided funding support for the development of Discovery Agents “missions” aimed at helping young people ages 8-to-14 connect with nature, educate them about their local environment, and promote physical activity. Discovery Agents is a mobile game application (“app”) developed by Community Partners, a non-profit organization, for the U.S. Get to Know Program. Youngsters download the Discovery Agents app to their smartphones or tablets to become a “secret agent” and head outdoors on environmental “missions” that feature interactive content about species at risk, biodiversity watersheds, forest fire cycles, trail restoration and conservation/forest management issues. The game reinforces educational programs currently offered by the U.S. Forest Service at “mission” sites.

In 2016, Edison International awarded a grant to the U.S. Get to Know Program to help launch a new Discovery Agents mission in SCE territory – at Eaton Canyon in the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Previous missions in SCE territory that received Edison International support include:

• Angeles National Forest’s Grassy Hollow Visitor Center

• Trabuco Ranger District’s San Juan Loop

• San Gabriel Mountains National Monument’s Chilao Visitor Center

• Cleveland National Forest’s El Cariso Trail

Read more about Edison International's conservation efforts in the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report.