Students combine gaming, ecology to raise money for wetland restoration

01/19/2012 | GeekWire

Students at the University of Washington Bothell, whose campus sits on the perimeter of a wetland, have created a Facebook game that takes place in a virtual version of the nearby environment. The game, UWB Wetlands Restoration, is similar to the popular FarmVille, and challenges users to maintain the wetland's biodiversity. The students, who are undergraduates at the school's Center for Serious Play, are using the game to raise money to support wetland restoration in the area.

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