The climate protection project “Minecraft” teaches young people about floods

A project in Minecraft was launched to help educate young people about climate change, the environment and floods.

Called river shipthe experience is available today (5 April) and was developed in collaboration between Microsoft, the UK Environment Agency and Archbishop Temple School in Preston, England.

Experience is based on and used in the £54.7m flood risk management scheme in Preston and South Ribble Minecraft: Educational Edition Giving global access to the lessons on tackling climate change. Learn more about accessing river ship you’ll find here.

Photo credit: Greg Smith

Three different games are integrated into the experience, all providing information about flood risk. Managing Flooding has players build flood defenses and prevention measures, while Flood Prevention explores how individual actions mitigate climate change. Finally, Our Local Environment gives players a digital workbook and camera Minecraft and task them with finding native wildlife.

Andy Brown, Flood Risk Manager for the Environment Agency said: “We want to help everyone discover their drive, passion and enthusiasm for the environment and the jobs available in this sector. We can’t wait to see river ship and the Preston world coming to life around the world.”

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Minecraft. Credit: Microsoft

the river ship world inside Minecraft is based on Preston’s real flood risk management system, which will reduce flood risk for 4,700 homes in the region. The project started construction in October 2021 and is expected to be completed by summer 2023. More information can be found here.

MinecraftJustin Edwards, Director of Learning Programs at , said: “The game also shows how communities are affected, not just individuals. We are committed to improving the world through the power of play, and this project is at the forefront of that vision.”

In other news, Blizzard appears to have leaked the name of World of Warcraft‘s next expansion, though Twitch streamer Asmongold believes players will quickly grow bored.

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Caroline Bleakley

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