Game of Shores

Vancouver

Game of Shores

The board game that teaches youth about Vancouver's shoreline health.

School:

Langara

Department:

Humanities & Social Sciences

Course:

ENVS 2100

Instructors:

  • Mike Smith-Cairns
  • Drew Egan

City of Vancouver:

  • Angela Danyluk
  • Krista Voth

Student Team:

  • Chad Campbell
  • Gabriel Fazioni
  • Marina Helal
  • Felipe Souza

Strategy:

  • Greenest City Action Plan (GCAP)

City goal area:

  • Access to Nature

Summary

The project consists of creating a life-sized board game for elementary school-aged youth, where players are challenged to answer questions relating to Vancouver’s shoreline health. The main topics to be explored in the game are the importance of having a healthy shoreline; the current risks to its health, such as increased tanker traffic, oil spills, water quality, and sea level rise; and making contributions to developing and maintaining a healthy shoreline.

Our objective is to inform Vancouver’s youth about their city’s shoreline health through a fun, educational, and interactive ecological game played on a life-sized board.

Players will have fun while they learn the importance of having healthy shorelines. Through the game, youth will learn how people are affecting our shore and how they can help mitigate these effects. In game form, it is intended to bring knowledge to the children, and to change their lifestyle towards an eco-friendly way of living.