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Water Quality Game Jam Showcase

May 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


This spring, Iowa students in grades 3-8 were challenged to develop games that help people learn about water resources, conservation and quality in Iowa. The Water Quality Game Jam competition was sponsored by the Iowa Conservation Education Coalition through an Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Innovation Fund award with additional support from Aquatic WILD. The competition allowed the students to design analog games (card games, board games, role playing games) or digital games for a variety or target audiences. Games are increasingly used in educational and other settings to help inspire curiosity, creativity, collaboration, optimism, and problem-solving skills.

Each team of students developed a 2-minute video demonstration of their prototype for review by water and game experts. 86 game submissions were judged according to age group and game type and whether they help people better understand local water resources.

The winners will play test their games during Family Night at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI) on May 10, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, but there is an admission to the Science Center of Iowa. A complete list of winners of the 2019 Iowa Water Game Jam can be found at


May 10, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Iowa Conservation Education Coalition
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Science Center of Iowa
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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