Global warming is changing our world. And even though we might not feel it, there are people who one day will: our children. Whether climate change can be stopped depends on them, but they still know far too little about it.
GEOlino, the Gruner+Jahr science magazine for children wants to change that not with dull theory, but in a playful way. The idea—MELTDOWN, the first board game that melts.
With a bit of water in the special ice tray, children can build their own Arctic. The aim of the game is to guide a polar bear family to safety on the mainland. It's a race against time, as the path leads across real, slowly melting ice floes.
MELTDOWN isn't played against each other but with each other. After all, climate change can only be stopped if everyone takes part.
The game was presented at schools as part of a series of lectures. The children save lots of polar bears, whilst also learning something about imminent climate change.
Parents can now introduce the topic of climate change to their children at home.
Of course, MELTDOWN can't stop global warming, but it can help raise children's awareness. Climate change can still be stopped. They just have to start early enough.
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Whether climate change can be stopped depends on them, but they still know far too little about it.