Media Release - 2 June 2010
Clean Up Australia has launched a web-based educational game, “Clean Up the River”, to coincide with World Environment Day on June 5th.
The fun, challenge-based, game has been designed to stimulate primary school aged kids to learn more about the impact of rubbish on their local river systems.
Developed under a partnership with the Carbon Reduction Institute the school resource has been linked back to draft national and state curriculum, with four levels of difficulty to cover all age groups.
The animated game has two sections, starting with a river voyage and finishing with a recycling challenge, combined with educational content and a multiple choice quiz to reinforce learnings.
In the first section students learn to navigate a river removing rubbish while avoiding marine life. The characters and river vessel are customisable with a fun soundtrack and multiple checkpoints where environmental messages pop up before the journey continues.
The second section takes place in a recycling plant, where students need to sort rubbish correctly, while learning additional practical waste management facts.
Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and founder of Clean Up Australia said, “Clean Up The River is a practical, fun and engaging way to learn about the impact of rubbish in our waterways. It’s a fantastic teaching resource that brings the issues of rubbish and recycling to life in an exciting way.”
The game and state-specific teacher notes can be downloaded at http://www.cleanup.org.au/au/Campaigns/clean-up-the-river---an-interactive-recycling-game.html
For further information please contact:
Robert Marson, Killer Whale
M: 0404 464 902 or email@example.com