Are you looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your students about natural disasters? Need a new tool to engage your volunteers or emergency management staff in conversations about resilience? Want to know how to break the ice at your next community event? Then join us Thursday, April 12 at 2:00pm EDT for a webinar about the Extreme Event game! Hear from those who have implemented the Extreme Event game as part of programming with a variety of audiences and learn how they’ve customized the experience to fit their group’s needs.
Presenters will include:
Karen McKenzie, Assistant Director of Education, Science Museum of Virginia
Jenny Novak, Emergency Services Coordinator, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Tim Siemsen, Coordinator, Southern Arizona Healthcare Volunteers, Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona
Extreme Event is an in-person role-playing game that gives participants a taste of what it takes to build community resilience in the face of disaster. Players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced disaster simulation. Developed by the National Academy of Sciences’ Koshland Science Museum in collaboration with the ResilientAmerica Roundtable, Extreme Event’s content draws on recommendations in the seminal National Research Council report Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative, has been reviewed by experts and staff of the National Academies, and won a GOLD Medal in the museums category at the 2015 International Serious Play Awards.