Husker-developed video game puts player in role of ‘Prairie Protector’

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Conceived by faculty and developed by undergraduate students, Prairie Protector is helping high schoolers learn about the invasive eastern redcedar tree — by giving them a chance to eradicate it from digital grasslands.
Conceived by faculty and developed by undergraduate students, Prairie Protector is helping high schoolers learn about the invasive eastern redcedar tree — by giving them a chance to eradicate it from digital grasslands.

Prairie Protector – a computer game conceived by University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty, including Jenny Keshwani from Biological Systems Engineering, and developed by Husker undergrads, including those from Nebraska Engineering – is spreading the word about redcedar, an invader that is endangering native plant and animal species, the livelihoods of ranchers, even the financial security of Nebraska's public schools.





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