Chit Chat Climate Pack is a card game inspired by Merseyside Totemy, an artwork by Alicja Biala.
Together with students from Formby High School, Alicja Biala and the Liverpool Biennial Learning Team have developed a tool to help children and young people navigate difficult and sometimes scary conversations around climate change. The tool is available online and in selected school libraries across the Liverpool City Region.
Leading climate change scientists agree that one of the most impactful things we can do to address climate change is to talk about it. Chit-Chat Climate Pack aims to get us all talking about the world we live in and our role in the changing climate.
Through a series of workshops in summer 2022 a group of students and Alicja Biala co-designed a card game. We explored the barriers to having conversations about climate change and how facilitated gameplay can make the experience more manageable.
The game includes questions for players to answer about their feelings on climate change, facts about our changing environment and potential actions children can commit to.
We have developed activities to bring Chit-Chat Climate pack to the classroom and home learning spaces.