Kids encouraged to use videogame to visualize their dream park, with $8.9m allotted to winning design's execution

Parents may be looking for reasons to coax their square-eyed offspring away from the flicker of the computer screen but the South Australian government is taking a more entrepreneurial approach to young gamers.

Australia’s next national park could be designed on the video game Minecraft – and by primary school children – if a new venture by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges natural resources management board (NRAMLR) goes to plan.

In a move worthy of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, pupils from the Adelaide Hills area have been invited to design their “perfect national park” using the block-building game, with $8.9m allotted to bring the winning student’s design to life, reported the Adelaide website In Daily.

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