OPEN, an International Online Educational Development Company, Announces Its First Product Launch with "Turtle Trails - Save Me!" Conservation Education Game Application in Hawai'i

May 14, 2015, 13:00 ET from OPEN

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- One Planet Education Network® (OPEN) launches "Turtle Trails – Save Me! I am the Hawksbill Turtle" conservation education game application for Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices this week, it was announced today by OPEN's Founder and Director George Newman.

Turtle Trails is the first in OPEN's Save Me! Series of educational games and related community action education programs for children, ages 6-13. 

Turtle Trails teaches the player to help critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles navigate the land-based stages of their reproductive cycle at Halape, a beach within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, while avoiding numerous human-caused and natural hazards. 

"OPEN will expand this initiative to other national parks, marine sanctuary sites, aquariums and museums in order to reach parents and school groups who come to these highly visited public venues," explains George Newman, Founder and Director of OPEN.

The app is currently available at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's Kilauea Visitor Center and Jaggar Museum, and bookstores at those locations, and is being distributed at NOAA National Marine Sanctuary – Mokupāpapa Marine Discovery Center in Hilo, Hawai'i. 

In addition to Apple iTunes App and Google Play stores, and links to the same on the OPEN website (, Turtle Trails $4.99 app can be purchased for download at those physical locations via open Wi-Fi links as well as traditional cellular services that connect prospective customers to dedicated site-specific Turtle Trails websites.

Additionally visitors to such park and sanctuary venues who have purchased the game will also be entitled to receive a free copy of the $150 Turtle Trails curriculum, which they can use for home schooling or offer to a school or teacher of their choice.

A portion of the gross revenue proceeds from both game apps and curriculum sales will go to support programs at the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the National Marine Sanctuaries, and Hawksbill sea turtle recovery programs.

The accompanying standards-based curriculum and teacher guide is targeted at 3-8th grade levels, and is sold separately with accompanying game to schools, home schools and after school programs in the US and worldwide.

Turtle Trails, with a score by Clifford Anderson was developed in partnership with BriskMobile, Inc. of Toronto and with the cooperation and support of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park's scientific interpretation and educational experts; Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association (the nonprofit partner managing park bookstores in Hawai'i and American Samoa park stores); NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries; and the Hawai'i Wildlife Fund. 

OPEN has enjoyed the research and development support from the US Department of Education Institute of Education Science, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and NASA. 

About OPEN

OPEN is an online educational program development company, with a content focus on the Global Grand Challenges of the 21st and 22nd Centuries.  The Company is currently developing a comprehensive series of interrelated STEM-based learning applications and action education programs for youth of the world.

For more information on our education programs, and to view the Turtle Trails Game Trailer, Please visit our website – or write us – or call – +1 617 818-7514