In a boost to environmental education in the UAE and the wider region, Bee’ah announced it has introduced a series of interactive games to engage and inform school-going students about the importance of sustainability. The games are designed for students from Grades 1 to 12, covering fundamental sustainability concepts such as minimising waste and conserving energy.
“We believe technology can accelerate sustainability initiatives, particularly in education programs where we need to engage the younger, digital native generation. Immersive and dynamic virtual experiences not only convey messages and information more effectively, but they are also key to holding interest. These interactive games are enabling Bee’ah to address the present and future needs of environmental education in the UAE. It also helps us realise the goals of the National Environmental Education and Awareness Strategy, which seeks to engage youth in securing a sustainable future in the UAE,” said Hind Al Huwaidi, Director of Education at Bee’ah.
“We have developed games tailored to different academic levels. While promoting curiosity, creativity and collaboration, the games are designed to promote sustainable living. Ultimately, the games help students make small but impactful lifestyle changes and share their learnings with families, friends and communities,” Hind Al Huwaidi added.
From kindergarten up to Grade 6, Bee’ah has developed the “Future Masters of Sustainability” game, which focuses on the fundamental concept of reducing, reusing, and recycling. In this immersive virtual world, players can take small steps towards sustainability and see how it contributes to solving environmental challenges, as per the statement.
For Grades 7 to 12, the “Future Masters of Sustainable Energy” game teaches students about the importance of conserving energy. In addition to conveying the positive impact of energy conservation, the games introduce the importance of using renewable energy.
The company said it also has several browser and app-based games. Teachers, students and parents can access the games by registering on the website for Bee’ah School of Environment.