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Minecraft launches Rivercraft

The world is intended to serve as a lesson guide to inspire children with solutions for climate change and flooding

Today Minecraft has launched Rivercraft, a new world that aims to teach children about the negative impacts of flooding and climate change.

It features three games to help children understand environmental issues with managing flooding, flood prevention, and our local environment.

The world was developed in collaboration with the sustainability advocacy non-profit Environment Agency and digital youth engagement organization BlockBuilders.

"They learnt about flooding, they understood what the local flood defences will do and gained more knowledge about the community they live in," said Minecraft director of learning programmes Justin Edwards.

"It's teaching children environmental skills, the mechanics of flooding and flood protection but it also teaches them about project management, teamwork, engineering concepts and communication with others wherever they are in the world.

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Jeffrey Rousseau

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Jeffrey Rousseau joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.