Climate Solutions Explorer video game

Climate Solutions Explorer video game

Check out this new video game!
It’s in first-person format where the player walks to sites around the world and reads about the UN Green Climate Fund projects at each site. Each is marked with a 3D prop of some kind, and when you walk close enough to it, there’s a pop-up that quickly describes the problem and solution the project is solving, and whether it is adaptation, mitigation, or both. Each site is also assigned a UN Sustainable Development Goal, and as you visit each site, that SDG icon stays on your screen so you “collect” them as you visit each. Start by clicking the center of the screen, other instructions on how to play and additional resources are on the webpage underneath the game.
The game runs in the browser, no downloads required, so it’s ready-to-go for at-home learning or in-class with laptops (won’t work on a phone, probably not tablet?). The worksheets highlight a few things I thought were important, separated by rough grade level (MS & HS), but there’s a lot of overlap and you can mash them up however you’d like for classroom use! I also added ideas for writing/project prompts, mostly for more advanced/independent learners, and those prompts will take more development to be assignment-ready. I would suggest also assigning 15 minutes of exploration in the game since none of the prompts require it (except the MS sheet that asks for details on 5 stops) but would be enriched by it. You could also make them go to every stop and send a screenshot with all the SDG icons to show they made it to each site (would probably take 30 minutes?).
Worksheets in google drive, as well as a key to the sites and a folder where you can add any additional activity suggestions.