NRMA Insurance has unveiled a new world for the popular online game Minecraft, to help young Australians learn about preparing for natural disasters.
The free educational and interactive game, called Climate Warriors, is aimed at students aged between seven and 12.
Minecraft is a video game in which players create and break apart various kinds of blocks in three-dimensional worlds.
It is set in a custom-built landscape inspired by Australian coastal towns, and uses NRMA Insurance real-world data and climate change research.
NRMA Insurance EGM Safer Communities Ramana James says the brand’s knowledge of future climate trends led to a desire to support young Australians around the country who may be affected.
“Climate change is having a significant impact on the frequency and severity of natural disasters like bushfires. Australia’s ability to deal with these natural disasters is drastically increased through community preparedness,” Mr James said.
“Climate Warriors provides an immersive digital learning environment to help teach the next generation of Australians about the importance of being prepared through a format they know and love. Through the power of play we want to ensure they are equipped for the future.”
Climate Warriors and a corresponding lesson plan is available free of charge to all NSW Government schools, through the Minecraft: Education Edition.
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