Aufgetaut - Das besonders COOLE Escape-Spiel

photo: cc-by-2.0, Boris Radosavljevic

The tenth submission to our Cold Regions-Cool Facts contest comes from Pia Petzold, Benjamin Huxol, Louisa Schwitzer, and Samira Acktories.

They have thought about a very special way to raise attention for permafrost by creating an escape-game. This way, they would like to bring the topic of permafrost that is often omitted in the schools, with a playful aspect into the classrooms!

Permafrost is covering a large area of the northern hemisphere and is undergoing large changes due to climate change. Video messages from well-known permafrost-scientists alternate with riddles on paper that explain important facts about this special climate- and ecosystem.

We don’t want to spoiler the whole game, which is why we share only the trailer with you (-;

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Der zehnte Beitrag zu unserem Cold Regions - Cool Facts Wettbewerb kommt von Pia Petzold, Benjamin Huxol, Louisa Schwitzer, und Samira Acktories.

Die vier Studierenden haben sich etwas ganz besonderes einfallen lassen, um Aufmerksamkeit für Permafrost zu erregen: ein Escape-Spiel. Auf diese Art und Weise bringen sie Permafrost, das sonst nur selten in der Schule behandelt wird, auf spielerische Art und Weise in die Klassenzimmer. Dabei wechseln sich Videobotschaften von namhaften Wissenschaftler*innen aus dem Bereich der Permafrostforschung und Rätsel in Papierform ab.

Wir wollen euch nicht schon alles vorher verraten, so dass ihr das Spiel noch selbst spielen könnt, weshalb ihr unten nur das Willkommensvideo findet.


Welcome to APECS Germany, the new National Committee of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists!


After years of smaller attempts and good ideas by some young researchers in the German APECS community, it was now possible to gather a small group of motivated researchers who set the spark of this new national network.

You have ideas and want to be an active part of APECS Germany? We invite you to participate! An even more diverse group of active members will make the start of this new network even more exciting.

Help to produce new ideas, share your experience and knowledge among other young polar researchers and profit from new connections in not only the German polar research community. Ultimately, the productivity, outcome and success of APECS Germany will rely on the activity and commitment of its active members.



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