The New Federal Reserve app teaching kids about cash

Jan. 18, 2019 Share Source
Follow Buck the dog as he sniffs out the interesting aspects of cash in the Board of the Federal Reserve's new app, Money Adventures.

On Wednesday, the Board's Currency Education Program (CEP) released an app to teach elementary students all how physical cash works in the United States. It will is expected to be available for Android phones later this year.

The app uses scavenger hunts in the storyline and augmented reality technology in the interactive challenges to teach children ages 4 and up all about cash in a fun way. The application also works with lesson plans on the Board's Currency Education Program at www.uscurrency.gov.

Excerpt from Federal Reserve press release

Money Adventure is the Board's first public mobile application. It is available for download on iPhones and iPads, and will launch on Android devices later this year. 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's "note front explorer" showcases a virtual $20 note that children can interact with to examine its unique features. The "note back explorer" features a time-traveling game that incorporates augmented reality into learning and allows students to follow "Buck the Time-Traveling Dog" on his quest through the historical events depicted on note backs.

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 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.

About U.S. Currency Education Program (CEP)

CEP is responsible for ensuring that users of U.S. currency around the world have access to education, training, and information about Federal Reserve notes. Managed by the Federal Reserve Board (Board), the CEP works closely with our government partners at the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to raise awareness about how to use the design and security features of U.S. currency.

Last Updated: Jan. 20, 2019