A new, interactive mobile application called Money Adventure has been launched by the Federal Reserve Board to teach elementary school students about the security and design features of Federal Reserve notes.
The Federal Reserve Board announced the new app Wednesday. Designed as an interactive smartphone and tablet application, the app is designed to teach elementary school students about the security and design features of Federal Reserve notes. The application complements other material available through the Board’s Currency Education Program at www.uscurrency.gov.
Money Adventure is the Board’s first public mobile application. It is available for download on iPhones and iPads, and it will launch on Android devices later this year, the central bank said. Once downloaded, the app can be used without Internet access. Educator lesson plans in English and Spanish are available for use with Money Adventure.
The application has two primary components: a “note front explorer,” which displays a virtual $20 note that children can interact with to examine its unique features; and a “note back explorer,” which features a time-traveling game that allows students to follow “Buck the Time-Traveling Dog” on a quest through the historical events illustrated on the backs of U.S. currency.
“The Currency Education Program provides users of U.S. currency around the world with access to education, training, and information about Federal Reserve notes.,” the Fed noted in Wednesday’s release. “The Federal Reserve Board manages the program, working closely with its partners at the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Its aim is to raise awareness about the security and design features of U.S. currency.”