Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Disaster Hero! Emergency preparedness game for kids and teachers

Legacy Interactive recently announced Disaster Hero, a web-based game that is being designed to teach kids on how to prepare for emergency situations.

The game is being developed with the help of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and FEMA. Expected to be out by 2011, the project is being funded by grants from the Department of Homeland Security.

The game will be targeting children, early teens, parents, and teachers, and will be designed so that children and their parents or teachers can learn together what to do before, during, and after a disaster.

According to the press release, the game will appeal to a variety of learning styles and will focus on teaching how to prepare for common disasters - earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. - and how the kids can prepare by determining escape routes, preparing emergency kits, and learning how to apply situational skills. The kids will use that information in disaster scenarios to help families prepare for the various disasters.

You can find out more information about it at:

http://www.disasterhero.com and the Legacy Interactive Press Release