Divers are constant and unfortunate witnesses to the deterioration of the seabed.
Through our dives but also in terms of current events, we are concerned observers of this endless succession of deterioration of marine biodiversity: ocean of plastic, endangered species, pollution of all kinds, …
Action is urgently needed to avoid reaching the point of no return, we are often deprived in the search for actions and / or solutions to these ecological problems that go beyond us.
What if this hope resided in a better education for the environment of the younger generations ?
This is the challenge launched by the serious game Nowatera of the Belgian association Natagora, active in the protection of nature.
In the world of pedagogy, specialists have long understood the importance of playing in the learning curve.
Today, with hyper-connected teenagers around us, it’s only natural to use their communication channel to encourage a playful awareness of the importance of biodiversity on land, in the air and at the bottom of the seas and oceans ?
In collaboration with the University of Namur, Natagora offers this serious game as a tool for raising awareness of biodiversity in general and also for the preservation of biotopes including the seas and oceans.
Original Initiative, Nowatera is a free online game on the internet
For secondary school teachers who would like to use it as a tool, are welcome to do it free of charge. Accompanied by a teaching pack Nowatera is also available as a board game based on role play.
Nowatera wants to be a serious game encouraging young people to make choices to curb environmental problems presented as results of scenarios of causes and consequences in cascades in the multiple landscapes of the planet Nowatera.
Competences such as reflection, deduction and decision-making will lead to a more or less good resolution for the environment of these problematic situations.
The clearly announced objective of this online game is to offer young people a global reflection on the interest and good management of biodiversity and to raise awareness of this cause for the development of a sustainable environmental awareness.
So that our children become the ambassadors enlightened and conscious of an intelligent and respectful approach
of the nature and the oceans that we love so much.
Post a comment below … and tell us how you educate your children about the importance of biodiversity
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