Serious Games: Second Chance Trees Reforestation Project
The Second Chance Trees Reforestation Project is centered on an island designed to replicate real rainforest fauna and wildlife. Visitors to the island can learn about the planet’s endangered rainforests while exploring hidden caves, riding along the river, and participating in multi-media educational information about the dangers of deforestation.
Visitors can then choose among one of ten realistically simulated tree species « sims » purchase and plant the tree within designated Second Life areas. The 300 Linden purchase (the equivalent of approximately one US dollar at current exchange rates) triggers the planting of the same species of tree in a « real world » ecologically sensitive region. For each virtual tree purchased and planted, a corresponding tree will be planted in needed regions including Costa Rica, Brazil and other endangered rainforest environments.