EI LIVE K12: Talking about the Weather

Earth Institute LIVE (EI LIVE) K12 is dedicated to bringing the science of sustainability to K12 students, educators, and parents.

About this Event

Presenter: Max Mauerman, Staff Associate, and J. Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

Target Audience: Grades 6-12

Despite advances in measuring historical climate conditions with satellites and weather stations, scientific instruments do not always reflect what is happening on the ground. This is why it is important to verify sensor data with the communities who are directly affected by droughts, excess rain, and other hazards, in order to improve climate risk management. To address these issues, we present a mobile game, iKON, to gather accurate historical climate data from communities around the world. iKON uses behavioral science principles to elicit better responses, such as priming memory and incentivizing accuracy through a points-reward matching system. We will explain the importance of crowdsourcing for climate risk management and have fun playing our game during this session.

A link to join the session will be provided to all registered participants 24 hours in advance.

If you would like to submit any questions before the event, please send them to Cassie Xu (cassie@ei.columbia.edu).

Event Contact Information:
Cassie Xu
lcx2001@columbia.edu