What People are Saying
Testers on game's "kids advisory board" assisted with the development of game mechanics and reflected on thei gaming experiences.
Reflecting on the playing the game
"It is better to teach people in advance about the environment, then to reverse the damage they do..."
Nevo M., 6th Grade, Rockvile, MD
"Good, The trash game - I do that at school, interesting. It's good to talk about pollution.
I learned what an estuary is all about, that animals are being effected, not just humans.
Restoration/Food Web game - I didn't know predators can help..."
Emily G., 8th Grade, Germantown, MD
"It is good as an educational game"
Liya L., 7th Grade, Rockville, MD
"Can be good as a resource game"
Yahav L., 5th Grade, Rockvile, MD
"Good as an environmental tool"
Dor L., 8th Grade, Rockvile, MD
Via chat -
"...thanx i liked it @ the begining just it waz a little childish....for me" "...its fun and edu too"
Omer G., 7th Grade, Rockville, MD
So, how was it, playing the game? "Very cool! Adventure, Fighting and Educational!"
Before playing the game:
What is an estuary? "Don't know"
Name three ways that humans are causing changes to estuaries. "Don't know"
Name three ways that you can help estuaries. "Don't know"
After playing the game:
What is an estuary? "Where clear water meets salt water"
Name three ways that humans are causing changes to estuaries. "Littering, draining, stopping flow"
Name three ways that you can help estuaries. "Get me and friends to clean up things that people throw near the beaches, write a petition"
Yoav G., 6th grade, Rockville, MD
"Great game. When its done let me know. It should be forwarded to our science curriculum specialists..." (Fernanda B., ESL Teacher)
"...I checked the game, I think it is pretty good for middle school students, actually as soon as I started playing it I thought 12 or 13 year old children would love it. I think it achieves its goal of being educative and at the same time fun..." (Suzanne L., Instructional Staffing Department)
“Overall, it was a great effort and good learning tool. Kudos to the MCC team that created it!”
“…Mussels von Oysterstein... great character! I learned a lot. Can't wait to see it on the website!
“…Good teaching game!...”