Protecting Gaia: A Battle for Better Air Quality
Aerosol Science Research Center (ASRC) at National Sun Yat-sen University launched an educational board game – “Protecting Gaia: A Battle for Better Air Quality” and wants to give 1,000 copies to elementary and secondary schools in Kaohsiung. The players play the roles of People, Government, and Air Pollution Monster and try to improve or worsen the air quality. Besides loads of fun, the game builds up to players’ awareness of air pollution and teaches them how to take action and protect the Earth.
“Gaia” is the personification of the Earth in Greek mythology. Paichi Pat Shein, Director of the Education Promotion Division, ASRC, and Professor at the Institute of Education, said that the purpose of the game is to raise the environmental awareness of the younger generation and make them acquainted with six different levels of air quality (AQI - Air Quality Index) – good, moderate, unhealthy for sensitive groups, unhealthy, very unhealthy, and hazardous. The game starts with good AQI – this represents good air quality before industrialization.
The Government role card makes the player understand the impact of different policies on the environment, health, and economic development, including “controlling the sources of pollution” and the “expansion of the heavy industry.” The Air Pollution Monster card represents all the polluting industries that worsen the air, the development projects, and the already existing sources of air pollution, such as special industrial districts, Shen'ao Power Plant, or the oil splitting plant project.
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