Specialist Session: Experience the Environment

Submitted by Brigitte Rudram | published 12th Nov 2019 | last updated 17th Mar 2020
Specialist Session: Experience the Environment

Specialist Session: Experience the Environment

Specialist Session

Experience the Environment is a Y-Adapt Specialist Session.

Specialist sessions give youth an exciting opportunity to explore technical topics from the Y-Adapt curriculum, in additional detail.

Specialist sessions can be run as an integral part of the Y-Adapt curriculum to complement the learning, or they can be used as stand-alone sessions. 


Stand alone session YES
Y-Adapt integration YES - between sessions 5 and 6
Duration 1 hour - feasible if keep to activity time guides


An ecosystem simulation game and a scavenger hunt to explain ecosystem services ending with a game to emphasise the role a well-managed environment plays in climate change adaptation

Real World Goals

  • To introduce environmental resources and ecosystem services
  • To understand the environment can increase disaster risk if badly managed
  • To understand environmental resources can help reduce disaster risk if well-managed


‘Experience the Environment’ is a specialist session of the Y-Adapt curriculum and is the product of a collaboration between the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, the Iranian Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent.

We also extend our gratitude to the Uganda Red Cross Society, which played a key role in the testing and finalisation of the materials.