Announcing the Arctic Climate Game Jam! April 21 - 30, 2017

04 Mar 2017 2:19 PM | Anonymous

Students investigate a climate issue and design creative games. 

The PoLAR Partnership, NOAA, Zulama, and partners are excited to announce a new Climate Game Jam focused on the Arctic! The Jam will be held at multiple sites, offering a unique opportunity for students, educators, scientists, and game designers to work together on the development of climate game prototypes that span a range of platforms, topics, and audiences. 

The Arctic Climate Game Jam will encourage the creation of new game prototypes that allow players to learn about the effects of as well as solutions to climate change in the Arctic through a science-based, interactive experience. The event offers participants the chance to work in design teams, learn science facts, consider how a changing Arctic affects us all, and produce engaging experiences for audiences of many ages. No previous experience with game design is necessary!

Visit climategamejam.org for more details. 

Interested in hosting a site for the Arctic Climate Game Jam?

Site registration is now open at bit.ly/ACGJsite!

As a site organizer, you have the freedom to decide on when and how your game jam will run (within the agreed upon timeframe), where it will be held, who your target participants are (students, scientists, game designers, etc.), how many participants you want to include, what specific Arctic themes you want to focus on, and what kinds of games you want participants to create (video game, card game, real world action game, etc.). To learn more, contact Jessica Brunacini at jbrunacini@ei.columbia.edu.

Peg Steffen, Education Coordinator
NOAA National Ocean Service
1305 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
240.533.0880 office


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