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Chimani receives awards at the 2017 Public Land Alliance Conference for its mobile Acadia Quest

Chimani, Inc. News Release
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Contact: Mandy Davis, Director of Operations, Chimani, mandy@chimani.com, 207-210-8149

Portland, Maine – Chimani, Inc., the provider of mobile guide apps for national parks, received the Corporate Stewardship Award and Honorable Mention for Innovative Product of the Year at the Public Land Alliance Convention on February 15, 2017 in Arlington, VA. The award is the result of Chimani’s development of a mobile version of the Acadia Quest game that was built into the Acadia National Park app by Chimani. Other recipients of the Corporate Stewardship Award included American Express, REI, and Coleman.

The Public Land Alliance holds a yearly conference to bring together land management organizations, nonprofits, and businesses associated with America’s public lands to educate, share best practices, and develop partnerships that will help strengthen their shared missions of promoting stewardship and protection of these great spaces.

Last summer, in honor of the Acadia Centennial, Chimani and Friends of Acadia partnered to create a location-based, in-park “gaming” experience on a mobile device available on the Chimani app. The Acadia Quest game hosts a series of experiences in Acadia National Park that encourage youth and families to explore, learn, and protect national parks and other conserved lands. Teams who completed the quest earn prizes such as an annual Acadia park pass, or teams may donate their prize to a conservation project in Acadia. Friends of Acadia has been running the popular Acadia Quest program for nine years, but this was their first launch of it on an app.

“All of us at Friends of Acadia congratulate Chimani on the national recognition received through these well-deserved awards—and we are grateful for their continued partnership in encouraging more families and kids to explore and connect with their national park through our Acadia Quest program,” said Friends of Acadia, president David MacDonald. “Chimani’s role in helping us to offer a digital version of Acadia Quest through their app resulted in more participants than ever.”

Kerry Gallivan, Founder and CEO of Chimani, accepted the award in partnership with David MacDonald, President of Friends of Acadia, Kevin Schneider, Superintendent of Acadia National Park, and Ed Samek, Chairman of the Board of Friends of Acadia.

“We are honored to receive this award,” said Gallivan. “Our mission is to enhance the national park experience for visitors, and the Acadia Quest game was a great way to get families and friends out and about to unique areas of the park. We were thrilled by the game’s success and that it was able to generate 25,000 check-ins with the Acadia Quest program.”

ABOUT CHIMANI

Chimani, Inc. (www.chimani.com) creates mobile app travel guides for national parks. Chimani’s growing suite of apps includes guides to all 59 U.S. national parks, Lake District National Park in the U.K., and Banff National Park in Canada.

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