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Extreme Event on the Road: George Washington University Freshman Day of Service

George Washington University Freshman make decisions about which resources to invest in during the Prepare Phase of Extreme Event: River City

In September 2017, Koshland staff hosted a group of students and faculty for George Washington University’s (GW) Freshman Day of Service for a game of Extreme Event: River City. The GW Freshman Day of Service seeks to inspire and challenge all those involved to make service a part of their daily lives and to work together with their partners to meet critical needs in the Washington, DC area. This year’s event, held on September 9, honored the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and saw the largest incoming freshman class in GW history. 

Players trade resources to solve their neighborhood challenges after a flood hits River City

48 GW University freshman and staff played Extreme Event: River City to learn how the game works so that they could then serve their communities by facilitating the game themselves. Students discussed lessons learned from the game and similarities to the current situations in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Students also brainstormed where they might facilitate their own games of Extreme Event, including on campus service organizations and leadership groups.

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Learn more about Extreme Event at extreme-event.org