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Video Game Inspires Teen's Love of Nature

The video game Firewatch helped high school senior Jack Kelley realize that the world is a surprising place. In the game, players become a character who is a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Kelley’s experience playing the video game inspired him to visit fire lookout towers across the US. In five years, Kelley has visited hundreds of towers. Doing so has influenced his future goals and strengthened his relationship with his father. Listen to hear Kelley discuss his visits to fire lookout towers and learn how the experiences have changed him.


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