St Louis River Estuary: The stories and the science

Barkers Island Quest

Welcome to the Barker’s Island Quest! In order to complete this challenge you must help Scottish Captain Alexander McDougall free his stranded ship from Barker’s Island. In the process you will learn a little about the island’s formation and history, dredging, the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, and native bird species.

Take part in the quest!

1. All you need to do is point your iPhone or iPad to the “app store” and search for ARIS or visi “” using your mobile device’s browser.

2. After downloading the app and creating an account, search for “Barker’s Island Quest”.

3. Launch the quest and have fun!


For information on the ARIS mobile gaming platform visit