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CLIMATOPIA Game: Building Resilient Communities in North Carolina

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

CLIMATOPIA: Brightly colored game board with orange spaces for urban, green for rural, and blue for coastal, with lots of surprises along the path.

CLIMATOPIA’s 2024 Research Team will introduce and play the award-winning climate resilience game with participants. Created in 2020, the innovative fabric game focuses on empowering communities by teaching disaster preparedness and recovery strategies. Participants will be able to view prototypes of the CLIMATOPIA game throughout its development in three courses: APPLES Service Learning (AMST 398), Rising Waters (AMST 460) and Communicating Water Challenges of Climate Change with the Visual and Performing Arts (AMST 641), to see how the game has evolved since its creation. Designed and produced at UNC’s BeAM Makerspace facilities using 3D printing, laser cutting and sewing, CLIMATOPIA has been introduced to a range of audiences at platforms such as the NOAA RISA Coastal Carolinas conference, Clean Tech Summit, Morehead Teen Science Cafe and Kidzu Children’s museum. By playing CLIMATOPIA, participants will learn to protect themselves and their communities from hurricanes, floods, ice and snow, water disease threats, extreme heat, droughts and wildfires.

Registration for this event is closed. Thanks to everyone who came out on Thursday for a great afternoon of gaming!


February 29
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Carolina Hall, Room 104
220 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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