ECO CHALLENGE 2.0

Are your students involved in ECO Challenge 2.0??

Curtin University is proud to announce that it is the Australian organiser for participation in the 2014 UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2.0.

Water is essential for all life, as we know it. A simple fact that sometimes feels forgotten as political and commercial interests take priority.

UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2.0 provides an exciting and authentic learning experience for students aged 11-17 through the online strategic game “Aqua Republica”. Addressing national curriculum priority dimensions of Sustainability and Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia the experience provides many learning opportunities across Social Studies, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, English, Geography, and more.

Curtin University in association with UNESCO Hong Kong, UNESCO Bangkok, UNEP-DHI Center for Water and Environment, United Nations Youth Association (Phillipines) is offering additional opportunities for schools to engage in this global challenge.

Participation is free and student teams (2 members each team) play to align the demands of government, commerce, health and industry to manage a water supply.

Competition dates are April 9-13, 2014 and students play online from anywhere in the world. Registration of teams must be completed by March 31, 2014.

Curtin University is offering prizes additional to the international prize pool for any schools who register (between February 14 and March 28, 2014) via the Australian gateway.

Schools and teachers can register their interest now at:

http://curtin.edu.au/ecochallenge

and download an information and support package to start promoting the event at their school.

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