2023, Junior, Interactive & Multimedia
Climate Hero: Afroz Shah, Afroz Shah Foundation
Project Description: To play the board game Sea Life, you need 2-3 players, and each player must select a game piece (we used mini recycling bins as our game pieces). All players must place their game pieces on the “Start” tile. To determine who goes first, the players roll the die. Whoever rolls the highest number goes first, the second-highest number goes second, and so forth. After the order of play has been determined, the players take turns rolling the die. The numbers the players roll will be how many tiles they move forward. If a player lands on a tile that says, “Pick an Action Card,” they must draw a card from the pile of action cards, read it out loud, and follow the instructions on the bottom of the card. The first player to reach the “Finish” tile wins.
As brother and sister, we decided to pick the board game format because we enjoy playing board games as a family. We chose to highlight Afroz Shah and his beach cleanup work. Through his leadership, he has helped to prevent hundreds of tons of plastic from entering the ocean. By speaking to families and schools, he has explained the harmful effects of beach pollution. His story taught us the importance of determination and inspired us to join the park cleanup in our community. We hope to play this game with our family and friends to spread the word of Shah’s beach cleanup efforts and underscore the importance of reducing plastic consumption.