Newseum: Water Game

Newspark was created as a project for the JoLT initiative and has been shown at the Newseum and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The goal was to create a game which enticed people to engage with news topics they ordinarily would ignore. The news topic was water sustainability and drought in the summer of 2015. Fellow JoLT fellows Joyce Rice and Cherisse Datu and I created a deck of cards with specific food and drink items. Each item featured gallons of water used to create that item and players had to work collaboratively to share water resources. It’s available to print and play for free here.