Headlines and High Water
Deals with careers in science
  Flood management and the impact of flooding; Wetland ecology; Links between extreme storm events and climate change; Science Journalism/ News writing
Intended for middle school // high school
Available on Web
Cost free
Developed by Field Day Learning Games (external)
Website at https://fielddaylab.wisc.edu/play/headlines/ (external)
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Headlines and High Water

In Headlines and High Water, players take on the role of a young journalist in the fictional town of Twin Lakes, where the annual Cherry Festival is thrown into chaos by a catastrophic flood. The player is tasked with interviewing locals and writing stories to keep the town informed—all while staying safe during the town’s worst flood of the century.

Throughout the game, players build trust with the townspeople and interview a cast of quirky characters—like Birdie, the aptly-named nature conservationist, and Fred Finkler, the gardener who’ll talk your ear off. In the end, the player’s reporting will determine if Twin Lakes is still around a year from now, or if future floods wash the town right off the map.

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