Informal Education Materials

The Center for Food & Environment is proud to produce interactive educational material that is fun and accessible in both non-academic and academic settings.


Creature 101

This interactive computer game enhances the content of Choice, Control & Change module of the LiFE Curriculum Series. In Creature 101, players adopt a creature from the planet Tween. Murphy, a teenage inventor discovered Tween. He brought sweetened beverages, chips, candy, cookies, TVs, and video games from Earth to Tween because he thought the creatures on Tween would like what he likes. Tween’s inhabitants quickly adopted these lifestyle changes. Now, Tween’s inhabitants have deteriorating health. The goal is for players to help restore the creature’s health and save Tween. Along the way, players set and monitor their own action plans to make healthy changes in their lives.


Food-System Game: Coming in Winter 2010!

In this game, players explore the journey of four different apples as they travel through the food system. Players in the game take on the role of these apples which are trying to be good for the people they feed and good for the earth. Some succeed and others don’t. See what happens in this interactive and engaging group activity. Click here if you would like to be emailed when these resources are posted.


Lesson Series for Informal Education: Coming in Summer 2011!

Look for new materials that combine elements of our EarthFriends work with material from our Linking Food & the Environment Curriculum Series. These lessons are geared for teaching in afterschool and summer camp settings. We’re finalizing these lessons now! Click here if you would like to be emailed when these resources are posted.


Creature 101 was developed in collaboration with Stottler Henke, Inc and made possible by a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.