Geographer | Science Communication Fellow
Oregon State University
Dr. Fatima Taha is a civil engineer and had been trained on international water negotiations. Dr. Taha has graduate degrees in Shared Resources Policy and Management, Conflict Transformation, Business Administration, and recently earned a Ph.D. in Geography from Oregon State University. Taha is a science communication fellow at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and an environmental fellow at the Pacific Northwest Regional Environmental Leadership Program.
Efforts to increase public awareness and knowledge of the benefits of green infrastructure might lead to a greater appreciation of these features and perceptions of urban neighborhoods with green infrastructure as attractive. However, educational topics such as stormwater management can be difficult to introduce to general audiences in an engaging manner. This webinar introduces the concept of using serious games as a tool to help users learn about these environmental concepts in an entertaining setting. A serious game called 'Build Your Neighborhood', was developed as part of a university research project in collaboration with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and Oregon State University's Computer Science Capstone Project. The design of the game is built to convey the ecological benefits and trade-offs of implementing green infrastructure in neighborhoods and communities.
- Identify features of the built environment that are attractive.
- Define the term serious gaming.
- Compare approaches to learning about green infrastructure.
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