Community Engagement

As Observatory scientists address geohazard challenges for southeast Asia, the Community Engagement Office strives to share the work and expertise of our scientists. With established channels of communication, we reach a growing audience of interested and engaged users. Our outreach and education initiatives aim to connect with a broader audience, developing deeper relationships with both scientific and non-scientific communities worldwide as we build public awareness of geohazards research.

Communications

Communications

The Community Engagement Office aims to build the identity of the Observatory beyond the scientific community, reaching government and leadership, educators, partners, and the media. This is achieved by elevating our scientists’ research and expressing the importance of Earth science awareness through both local and international media, and through the Observatory’s social channels.

Education

Education

As part of its plan to develop a stronger footprint within Singapore to express the importance of Earth science, the Community Engagement Office is expanding learning programmes and opportunities to improve geohazard understanding for students.

Projects

Projects

The Community Engagement Office takes on projects varying in depth, scope, and focus, supporting the work of the Observatory’s scientists and deepening relationships with local and regional partners.

 

 

Fieldwork Blog

All About the Official Home of the EOS Dynamic Earth Games

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All About the Official Home of the EOS Dynamic Earth Games

24 Apr 2019

When the time came for us to choose a place to house the EOS Dynamic Earth Games, the answer was a clear and obvious one – the Science Centre Singapore (SCS).

SCS has an impressive 40-year record of making science fun and accessible to the public. They successfully reach out to and engage more than one million visitors annually.

We, at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), know just how capable the SCS team is. We have worked with them over the years on various projects and launches (e.g. “Earth: Our Untamed Planet” exhibit currently in SCS, and the film screening of EOS documentary The Ratu River). Most recently, we spent the past six months working closely with SCS and acclaimed Californian science museum, The Exploratorium, on a new earth science exhibition called The Dynamic Earth (but that’s another exciting story for another exciting day).

Therefore, to house the Dynamic Earth Games in SCS makes perfect sense as it would serve to complete the...

The Brains Behind the EOS Dynamic Earth Games

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The Brains Behind the EOS Dynamic Earth Games

17 Apr 2019

When the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) first decided to create educational materials about the earth sciences, all we knew then was that we wanted something extra fun, immersive, and highly interactive. The EOS Dynamic Earth Games that we have now were not yet in our minds.

The search for a team who could bring this to life for us was quite a task. That was until we met BOHO Interactive, a collective of artists and game designers from Australia.

During the planning phase, the BOHO team spent a good amount of time in EOS to learn about the different types of research being done by our scientists. They then shortlisted a few to build the games on. After developing several of these games, they tested the prototypes at different events with different audiences.

Earlier this year in January, BOHO Interactive visited Science Centre Singapore for three weeks of playtests to help them fine-tune the games for the final phase. This is where I get to enjoy...

The Games We Play - Learning Made Fun with EOS' Dynamic Earth Games

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The Games We Play - Learning Made Fun with EOS' Dynamic Earth Games

10 Apr 2019

Did my last blog post about the Dynamic Earth Games (DEG) leave you hungry for more details about the games? Well, I hope to satisfy your curiosity in this second post.

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) collaborated with BOHO Interactive and the Science Centre Singapore to develop seven different games. These fall into three broad categories:

Volcanoes and Typhoons, Assessing Risk, and Evacuation.

Volcanoes and Typhoons

The Dynamic Earth Games explain the science behind natural hazards with a strong focus on geology and meteorology. While playing the games, you will learn some of the signs of an impending volcanic eruption and the tools that scientists use to detect them. You will also experience some of the dangers that are tied to these hazards and, hopefully, learn how to increase your chances of survival should you be caught in such a...

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