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Playing Through Decisions that Affect the Bay

 William & Mary students play the UVA Bay Game remotely with six other schools on Earth Day 2011. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

William & Mary students play the UVA Bay Game remotely with six other schools on Earth Day 2011. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

The UVA Bay Game is a large-scale simulation that allows players to take the perspectives of watermen, farmers, ranchers, citizens, local governments, and other stakeholders and watch as their decisions affect water quality in a virtual Chesapeake Bay. During 2011’s Earth Day, David Smith (UVA), with financial support from Virginia Sea Grant, coordinated seven universities representing different rivers’ watersheds to play the Bay Game together from their respective campuses. Read more.

Funded by 2011 Virginia Sea Grant Project Development Fund.

Project details: David Smith (UVA), Jeffery Plank (UVA). UVA Chesapeake Bay Game: Building a Regional University Coalition.