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Saturday, April 7 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Games for Change Student Challenge Wildlife Conservation: Pollinators Game Jam

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This event is free and open to all. Bring friends, make friends!
Get comparative, Get competitive, Get creative.
Get your game on with regional gamers, local content experts, and other youth.

Experience a free and fun afternoon of games, play, and workshops to develop game concepts that teach people how wildlife conservation matters. Inspired by the work of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, teens are invited to hang out with regional gamers and content experts to explore the themes of wildlife conservation, specifically pollinators.

Hang Out in one of the greenest building in the world, brimming with beautiful views and rich resources including books, specimens, and tactile materials. Get inspired by the environemnt while playing table top games.

Mess Around, get creative designing storyboards, story mapping and character descriptions with art supplies.Bring your coloring of a pollinator to life with Augmented Reality app.
Pittsburgh Park Conservancywill share their deep knoweldge and efforts in local conservation, specifically polinators. Hands-on activities, hikes, scientific inquiry and observations with experts from the Education Department.

Geek Out by building games, critically thinking about the parts of games - modifications and mechanics.
Sarah Heinz House, proud member of the Boys and Girls Club of America, will be bringing their Media Lab knowledge and skills working with Twine and examining other text-based adventure games.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Alice will help users create worlds with SIMS characters, building interactions in dozens of epically designed backdrops and environments.  

The competition is open to 5th-12th graders. Teens can get started or continue working on the national Games for Change Student Challenge designing their own transformational video games on loads of laptops we will have on-site using Scratch and GamestarMechanic. 
Alice Student Competition due 4/23
G4C Student Competition due 4/31


Speakers
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Heather Mallak

Producer, Games for Change Student Challenge Pittsburgh


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