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KIDS DISCOVER THEIR ENVIRONMENT WITH GREENWARE

 KIDS DISCOVER THEIR ENVIRONMENT WITH GREENWARE


Teach children the Meaning of Earth Day with Ecological Software --
 'Eco-Saurus' and 'Earthquest Explores Ecology'
 TORRANCE, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Recycle, reduce, reuse --


in today's environmentally conscious society, it is important for children to learn the three Rs early, and what better way for kids to learn than through games.
 "Eco-Saurus" and "Earthquest Explores Ecology" are environmental software products (greenware) that teach kids as young as age 4 about the ecology and how they can make a difference in the world around them.
 In celebration of Earth Day, First Byte Software (publisher of "Eco- Saurus") and Earthquest Inc. (publisher of "Earthquest Explores Ecology") have joined with Egghead Discount Software and other fine software retailers, to plant a tree in Yellowstone National Forest for each greenware program purchased at retail stores between the dates of April 17 and May 1. Product registration cards must be returned to qualify.
 "Eco-Saurus" is an action-packed adventure featuring Zug, the talking Megasaurus, who has in important message for kids -- recycle and conserve. Children are challenged to clean up the once-lush Eco Island which is littered with waste and pollution caused by neglect and bad recycling habits.
 The goal is to help Zug collect enough recyclables -- aluminum, plastic, paper, glass and organic waste -- and conserve enough water and energy to rebuild his friend M-Kar's spaceship which has crashed on the island.
 Almost everything on the island talks -- trees, rocks, hills and the zany island inhabitants -- offering recycling tips and fun facts.
 "Eco-Saurus" features a variety of wild characters including Shakespesaurian, Steak-A-Saurus and Stacy Stegosaurus who come to life with the game's wonderful animation sequences and sound effects.
 Eco-Saurus, published by First Byte Software and distributed by Davidson & Associates, requires 640K RAM and MS/PC-DOS 3.0 or higher. The program supports EGA, VGA and MCGA monitors. A hard-disk is required and 8MHz or faster system is recommended. "Eco-Saurus" supports a variety of sound cards including AdLib and SoundBlaster. The suggested retail price is $39.95.
 "Earthquest Explores Ecology" brings ecology to life on the Macintosh through stunning graphics, simulations, sounds, games and animation. Designed for ages 10 to adult, the program builds an ecological awareness of natural systems on Earth in a fun and informative way.
 The program features 16 interactive games, six biosphere simulations, the "Wild Thing" sound studio and extensive text resources. Users discover the Earth's major ecosystems, fascinating cause-and- effect relationships, the mystery and wonder of the Brazilian rain forest and more. "Earthquest Explores Ecology" also offers a host of practical ways to save the environment.
 "Earthquest Explores Ecology," published by Earthquest Inc. and distributed by Davidson & Associates, is available for Macintosh computers with a suggested retail price of $59.95. The program requires 1MB (2MB recommended) and is system 7 compatible. It will run on the Macintosh Plus, Classic and more powerful computers with a hard drive.
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 /CONTACT: Liz Rich-Reardon of Davidson & Associates, 310-793-0600, ext. 230, for Earthquest and First Byte Software/ CO: Earthquest Inc.; First Byte Software ST: California IN: CPR SU: PDT


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