Water Game Jam 2019-2020

The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) received a STEM Innovation Grant from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council to hold a water game jam! There is no cost to participate. This is the second Game Jam we’re able to hold with these grant funds.

Registration is open NOW!

What’s a Game Jam?  A game jam is a great way to get students immersed in the engineering process and have fun doing it! A group develops some sort of game around a theme. It requires teamwork, creative thinking, research, and problem solving.  Check out the website to learn more: https://educatorgamejam.org/

The theme for this game jam is aquatic ecosystems in Iowa. We have provided several online resources, listed on educatorgamejam.org to learn more about Iowa’s aquatic ecosystems. You and your students have a host of options, so long as your game helps promote understanding of aquatic ecosystems in Iowa.

  • Open to students in grades 3-8 (two groups: grades 3-5 and grades 6-8)
  • Game can be analog (card games, board games, role playing games) or digital
  • Team made up of a maximum of 5 students  
  • Games should help people better understand aquatic ecosystems in Iowa.
  • Register your classroom or afterschool program at https://bit.ly/2pICwG1
    • First 20 registrants can receive up to $50 reimbursement for game-making supplies (receipts for allowable expenses must be submitted by 12/15/19)
  • Submit your video (maximum 4 minutes) and game description for judging no later than midnight, February 7, 2020. Registered classrooms will receive a link via email to submit.
  • Winning teams notified by February 28, 2020.
  • 12 teams selected to showcase their games in March 2020 (location TBD).