Backyard Explorer Mission Agents of Discovery

Agents of Discovery is an award-winning program educational mobile gaming platform that uses smartphone technology and augmented reality to get kids out, active and engaged with the world around them. The program encourages real learning and engagement by enticing youth and their families to explore and learn through an augmented reality application. 

To play, kids become Secret Agents on a Mission to visit participating parks, reserves, and other cultural sites. They encounter and unlock fun and engaging challenges to complete. With every Mission completed, kids can earn exclusive digital and real-world rewards. The more Missions completed, the more rewards earned!

In this current challenging time to keep everyone safe, Sunshine Coast Council is offering a range of missions that, with a little bit of adult help, can be completed from your own backyard. Download the app and enjoy becoming an Agent of Discovery!

Once things return to normal, check out the missions that will be offered in some of our local reserves.

Watch a handy video that shows you how to play.

To Play:

  1. Download the app – Search for Agents of Discovery (free on App store and Google Play). 
  2. Trigger images - Download and print out our IR triggers, then hide them around the backyard. Each trigger unlocks a challenge to be completed through the free app. Alternatively, scan them online through the Agents of Discovery app. 
  3. Find the Backyard Detective mission – Open the app and click on Missions, search for Backyard Detective. You can create a free account or play as a guest.
  4. If you’ve enjoyed playing- come back next week for a new Backyard Detective mission (using the same triggers).


Protecting our forest

You will come across plenty of the animals in the reserve. We recommend not to get too close as this may provoke them. Feeding animals in the reserve is also not allowed.

Want to know more how can you help protect our forest? View more

More amazing plants

Learn about the plant species which create our beautiful forest.

Learn more