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5 hidden classrooms under Palm Beach County solar panels

Augmented reality teaches kids about clean energy
Posted at 10:07 AM, Sep 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-09 10:07:12-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Remember the Pokemon Go craze? You used your phone to see hidden characters around town and play an online game.

Now kids can develop their STEAM skills by using a similar augmented reality hidden under five of Florida Power and Light's SolarNow Solar Trees in Palm Beach County.

With your cell phone you scan a QR code and FPL's new augmented reality character, Sunny, appears and teaches kids about solar power. You can even take a selfie.

Locations of the hidden classrooms

  • Barracuda Bay Aquatic Complex (Riviera Beach) 
  • City of Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex 
  • Manatee Lagoon (West Palm Beach) 
  • Cox Science Center (West Palm Beach) 
  • Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Juno Beach)