The Disaster Preparedness Escape Room is a chance for kids to learn about the many natural disasters that could affect them and their community and how to prepare for them.
The entire escape room will take place over a ZOOM call and will be a PowerPoint done in teams.
Following the escape room will be a Q&A session with three trained individuals in the emergency preparedness area available to answer any question the participants may have and to teach them more about the topic in general.
Participants will be randomly assigned into groups of three. Within this team, they will be introduced to a scenario by their moderator. They will work together to solve the puzzles and escape the game designed for them. They will have 25 minutes to try and escape.
The escape room will take place over PowerPoint. Each participant will be responsible for downloading the presentation to participate. If you are a student or a teacher, you can download the Microsoft Office product for free here. You will need a school-issued email address.
The escape room is designed to teach the participants the basic knowledge they need to be prepared for emergencies. It should intrigue them and give them an idea of how prepared they would be should any disaster come upon them.
Following the escape room, participants will have the chance to ask questions to three experts in the field of emergency and disaster preparedness. Questions for the Q&A session can be submitted both during and prior to the event.
Participants will have an hour to get their questions answered and learn more about how to apply emergency preparedness to their everyday lives.
The team that escapes the escape room with the fastest time will receive a virtual Amazon gift card!
The event is aimed toward children between the ages of 11 and 15. Moderators for the event must be at least in high school.
The event is scheduled for September 5, 2020, from 12 pm to 2 pm.
The event will take place over ZOOM. Participants and moderators will receive an email with the details a couple of days prior to the event.
The event is free.