Education

Using QR Codes to Unlock Exotic plants at the Fruit & Spice Park

Quick Response codes, QR codes, will be created and placed on the existing labels of each of the plant specimens in the park. By using their Smartphones, visitors will be taken to the Park website where additional material can be accessed.

Who are you?

The Fruit & Spice Park is a 37 acre educational park in the heart of the Redland in Miami-Dade County that features tropical and subtropical edible and agricultural plants. These are plants that impact the lives of people all over the world.

How does this project impact the issue you selected?

By placing QR codes on the labels of the plants in the Park, the Park visitor will have access to an expanded amount of material specific to that plant. By using this method of learning, visitors will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and level of involvement.

What data points from The Our Miami Report does your project address?

Education: This project will allow the visitor to access material that otherwise may not be available to the visitor, such as how man uses the plant, how the plant fits into the Plant Kingdom, and information specific to that plant can be accessed.

Please give examples of your project's success.

The Fruit & Spice park contains over 2,000 plants from tropical and subtropical areas around the world. Our plants are labeled and the Park has a beautiful website created by one of our community partners. By using this established website, we can expand our reach to more visitors and provide more information.

Organization Name (or individuals name) Fruit & Spice Park

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