Minecraft Climate Change Project

The Minecraft Project aims to teach young people about flooding, climate change and the environment.


Rivercraft is now available (April 5th), thanks to a collaboration between Microsoft and the UK’s Environment Agency.


This experience was based upon a flood risk management plan in Preston and South Ribble that cost PS54.7million. It makes use Minecraft Education Edition to give global access to lessons on climate change.


Three different games are included in the experience, each of which provides flood risk information. The “Managing Flooding” game allows players to build flood defences and preventive measures. “Flood Prevention”, however, examines the individual’s contribution to climate change mitigation. The final option, “Our Local Environment”, will give players a Minecraft camera and digital workbook, along with the ability to locate local wildlife.


Rivercraft, a Minecraft world, is inspired by a flood risk management plan in Preston that will help protect 4,700 homes from flooding. Construction started in October 2021, and will be finished by the summer of 2023.

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The Minecraft project aims to teach young people about flooding, climate change and the environment. Rivercraft is now available. It makes use of Minecraft Education Edition as a platform for teaching how to address flood risk management in Preston and South Ribble. Three different games are included in the experience-Managing Flood

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