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Climate Change: It’s In Our Hands (game)

Climate Change: It’s In Our Hands is a classroom-based board game which helps pupils in upper key stage two (7 to 11 years) explore and discuss the complexities of the global climate emergency and test out possible strategies to mitigate it.

Over four rounds, groups of pupils invest in actions that impact global temperatures. They recognise that their choices, and the choices of other players, affect the rise of the global temperature and the regularity of extreme weather events. The game supports pupils to understand the importance of collective action and acting now for limiting global temperature rise.

The game is quick and easy to play. The accompanying resources allow educators to support the gameplay and facilitate discussions around climate change, whilst the children have the autonomy to make their own decisions and put them into place in the game.

This game has been produced jointly by environmental scientists and outreach practitioners at Northumbria University and graphic designers at Roots and Wings. The project was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

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