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NOAA Webinar on Games for Classrooms

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Water Life: A Serious Science Game
Date/Time/Location/Seminar Sponsor:
Wednesday, 06 October 2010, 12:00–1:00 ETZ [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time] (Seminar location: SSMC-4 (1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910), Room 8150 ; Seminar sponsored by: NOS Communication and Education Division).
Speaker(s):
Peg Steffen and Marina Kraus
Speaker e-mail(s):
Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov and Marina.Kraus@noaa.gov
Abstract:
Did you know that NOAA had online games? Visit them at http://games.noaa.gov. Serious games are games with purpose beyond entertainment. They are used for classroom learning and for policy and social change. Serious games are now used in national defense, science, advertising, business, education, and medical applications. Intelligently designed ‘serious games’ provide avenues for complex situations to be presented in a simple way. NOAA has entered the serious gaming world with the release of two games for children about estuaries and the management of loggerhead sea turtle populations. Learn about how these tools can help address key environmental challenges and reach a wider public and about an upcoming NOAA Simulation and Games Summit.
Remote Access and Notes:
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NOAA Launches Online Game to Encourage Loggerhead Turtle Conservation

NOAA’s National Ocean Service and Fisheries Service launched the second online educational game in the WaterLife series, “Sea Turtles and the Quest to Nest,” on July 8. The web-based game encourages and explains loggerhead sea turtle conservation through a series of games and animations aimed at fourth through seventh grade students. “Quest to Nest” was developed through a partnership with Montgomery College’s Computer Gaming and Simulation Program based in Rockville, Md. More information can be found in NOAA’s News Release and the game can be accessed directly online.