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AWARENESS AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN (10-13 YEARS) ON ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS TO HEALTH AND METHODS TO COMBAT THOSE THREATSLEARNING THROUGH A BOARD GAME
About the Game

Enviro board games have been developed by HRIDAY with support from World Health Organization (SEARO) and Ministry of Environment & Forests (Government of India).

Enviro is a game designed to sensitize children about the environment. It is an info pack on various environmental issues presented in an enjoyable and challenging way that follows the playway principle of learning. The game intends to make the children understand various environmental problems and also make them aware of possible solutions.

This game can be adapted by other SEARO countries with minimal modifications, as this game is not country specific in concept or content.

Objective: - To sensitize children about various environmental issues and to make them aware that they can bring about a positive change.

Age Group: - This game is aimed for children in the age group of 10-13 years. (Class VI-VIII)

Players: - 2-4 players, a class in a school setup, members of the family or in a social gathering.

Content Areas
Enviro-I Enviro-II Enviro-III
Air Pollution Hygiene and Sanitation Children working in hazardous conditions
Indoor Pollution Waste disposal Injuries and Accidents
Outdoor Pollution Disease vector Wild life Conservation and Forestry
Water Pollution Water security Natural Disasters
Noise Pollution Junk food Road Safety
Chemical Hazards Water Management-harvesting

Each game has 3 kinds of info cards:

1. General cards- contains information regarding the players action for the block on which the player lands.

2. Folded cards- contain objective type questions for which the player has to choose an appropriate option for his future action. This question is asked by player no-2 who is playing opposite player no-1. Player no-2 decides (based on player 1′s reply and by referring to the answer key whether player 1 looses or gains scores for his choosen action on folded cards).

3. Questionnaire card- contains questions which the player has to answer when he lands on the question block.