Gaming the Chesapeake

Oct 13, 2011

Could an online game someday monitor how your personal decisions affect the environment?

Just such a contest , centered on the health of the Chesapeake, is now being played in college classrooms across Virginia.

It has already been winning much praise for revolutionizing environmental awareness. 

We talk with some of the game’s co-creators about their plans -- and hopes  -- for the future.

Guests:
Gerard P Learmonth, Sr., PhD
  - Co-creator of the University of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Game. Associate Professor in the Department of  Public Health Sciences and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering at UVa.  Chief Executive Officer of Broadband Network Services, Inc. of Charlottesville.

David E. Smith, PhD
- Co-creator of the University of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Game.  Professor in, and Associate Chairman of, the Department of Environmental Sciences at UVa.

William H. Sherman, M.Arch.- Co-creator of the University of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Game.  Associate Vice President for Research as well as an Associate Professor of Architecture at UVa