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Presenter: Peg Steffen, Education Coordinator, NOS Communications and Education Division, NOAA
Sea level rise, coastal degradation, loss of species and habitat destruction will provide many challenges for the young people in the future. How can we give them the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about their planet? NOAA has investigated the use of game technologies, providing effective resources for widely dispersed audiences. Games about coastal habitats and threatened species have been developed and tested in elementary and middle school classrooms. This session will share study results along with characteristics of digital projects that educators find useful. Finally, learn about an upcoming free August workshop that will highlight the use of models and simulations to understand and take action on impacts of climate change and a climate game jam coming to a site near you in October!