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The Carbon Chronicles

Climate Change

Notebook

Notes about the island

Use it with caution

Introduction

Tiririri-ri!

Backpack

“The Carbon Chronicles”: In a post-apocalyptic world, a historian unearths a forgotten library containing journals from different time periods. Each entry reveals how societies grappled with climate change—from denial to desperate adaptation.

Your mission is to unravel the island’s secrets, understand its delicate balance, and make choices that impact the environment. Let’s get started!

Backpack

Ancient Cave

Mangrove Maze

Geothermal Chamber

Carbon Footprint Labyrinth

Seaweed Observatory

Missions

Glacial Ice Vault

The Carbon Sequestration Cipher

1

Geothermal Chamber

harness the geothermal energy

Mission

Backpack

In the heart of the Carbon Chronicles Desert Island lies an ancient cave, its walls adorned with cryptic symbols. Our protagonist, Dr. Amelia Hartley, an environmental scientist, stumbles upon this hidden chamber during her research expedition. She believes that the symbols hold the key to a groundbreaking carbon sequestration technique—one that could save the world from impending climate catastrophe.

A. Invisible lines

B. Benchmark to help humanity develop and prosper without threatening ecosystems or scarificing the biosphere integrity

C. Sky

D. Earth's core

Backpack

Welcome, intrepid explorers, to the Carbon Chronicles Desert Island—a place where science and mystery intertwine. I am Dr. Amelia Hartley, environmental scientist and survivor of a shipwreck that brought me to this untouched paradise.

Captain Elias “Red” Reynolds: Ahoy there! I’m Captain Red, once a pirate, now an eco-warrior. This island holds secrets—the kind that can save our world or plunge it into chaos. Kai (The Servant): The island breathes, whispers its history. I am Kai—the island’s guardian. Listen well, for the choices you make here echo beyond these shores.

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I am a method for steganography that was invented by Francis Bacon in 1605. Each letter is translated into a pattern of five digits or the letters 'A' and 'B'. Are you able to decode me?

A. Doughnut

B. Environmental limits

C. Safety and risk thresholds

D. Planetary boundaries

Let's go!

Backpack

I have a fascinating history for a cipher. It includes Kabbala, secret orders, freemasons, pirates and glamorous actress! Decipher me

They will be added to your backpack.You will need them to be able to eat during the days you spend on the desert island

Yeah!

You've got food and cooking tools

Woow!!

Backpack

Geothermal Chamber

Glacial Ice Vault

Mangrove Maze

Carbon Footprint Labyrinth

Seaweed Observatory

Backpack

Missions

Next, the Mangrove Maze—where mangrove leaves bear cryptic symbols. Arrange them wisely to unlock the carbon sequestration technique that could change everything.

A labyrinth of mangrove roots and hanging vines

Mangrove Maze

Beware of quicksand patches

2

Mission

Backpack

The Carbon Chronicles

Mangrove Maze holds a lot of secrets...do you think you can unravel them??

Backpack

A. Climate Change

B. Maldives

Backpack

Human activities have contributed to my appearance.

When there is no interference from external forces.

A. 3.5 degrees Cs

Anything near this, there is nowhere to cool off...

B. 1.5 degrees celsius

I'm the ideal - anything above is overkill...

Backpack

I am poisonous to both humans and non-humans.

Mangrove trees store tons of carbon - 3 to 4 times more tan other tropical rainforests. I can help mitigate climate change but I have to survive it first.

They will be added to your backpack.You will need them during the days you spend on the desert island

Yeah!

You've got a rope, maybe it will be useful

Awesome!!

Backpack

Backpack

Geothermal Chamber

Glacial Ice Vault

Mangrove Maze

Carbon Footprint Labyrinth

Seaweed Observatory

Missions

In the Glacial Ice Vault, melt the ice to reveal sea level rise data. The rising tide riddle awaits—solve it, or our fate will be sealed.

Backpack

Sea level data

Glacial Ice Vault

Glacial Ice Vault

3

Mission

As the island’s glaciers melt, the sea encroaches, threatening the delicate balance. Dr. Hartley and her team race against time to understand the impact of rising tides. They uncover a chilling truth—the island’s fate mirrors the world’s impending crisis.

Riddle:"I am the silent invader, creeping ashore, my salty embrace reshaping the land. As ice retreats, I advance more and more. 'A threat to life's delicate strand.'

Here we go!!

Backpack

  • Hint 1: Analyze the glacial ice samples. What do their composition and melting patterns tell you about sea level rise?
  • Hint 2: The riddle refers to an “invader” reshaping the land. Think about what natural process fits this description.

Almost there!!

Backpack

Without me the health of the planet is at stake, I am a variety of this and I'm important for your well-being and survival. You have already transgressed my boundary

They will be added to your backpack.You will need them during the days you spend on the desert island

Yeah!

You've got an axe, maybe it will be useful

keep it up!!

Backpack

Backpack

Geothermal Chamber

Glacial Ice Vault

Mangrove Maze

Carbon Footprint Labyrinth

Seaweed Observatory

Missions

Peer through the Seaweed Observatory. These patterns hold clues. The island’s story is etched in every strand.

Backpack

Seaweed Observatory

seaweed patterns

Seaweed Observatory

4

Mission

A shipwrecked sailor’s journal lies on a table, narrating the island’s plight

The riddle inscribed within the environment has confounded culture after culture - this time it is different - it is our communal fate

A. David Orr

B. Girls Sent

C. Contrive Lot

Backpack

We need an education of a different kind...

I was one of your core readings

A. Behaviourism, Cognitivism, Constructivism

B. Connectionism

C. Instructivist

What are the three main learning theories?

Backpack

A. Place-based

B. Collaborative, Co-operative, collective learning

C. Intergenerational

What are the pedagogical approaches associated with 'social learning?'

Backpack

They will be added to your backpack.You will need them during the days you spend on the desert island

Yeah!

You've got a lantern, maybe it will be useful

Oh yeah!!

Backpack

Backpack

Geothermal Chamber

Glacial Ice Vault

Mangrove Maze

The Carbon Footprint Labyrinth

Seaweed Observatory

Missions

Finally, the Carbon Footprint Labyrinth—each path a choice. Solar panels, electric ferries, reforestation, or desalination? Choose wisely—the island’s heart beats here.

Wait, take a look in your backpack

Check items in your backpack and use the flashlight to look for the code to access the last mission that will allow you to leave the desert island.

Keep searching

Code:1234

Keep searching

Keep searching

Keep searching

1st code: 1

2nd code: 2

3rd code: 3

The Carbon Footprint Labyrinth

5

Mission

Dr. Hartley discovers an intricate labyrinth deep within the island—a metaphor for humanity’s choices. Each path represents a decision that impacts the island’s carbon footprint. The stakes are high—the labyrinth’s center holds the ultimate solution

Mangrove maze

Geothermal Chamber

Mountains

Seaweed Observatory

Glacial Ice Vault

The Carbon Chronicles

You have already traveled the whole island, you have managed to build a raft, but now you do not remember where you left your backpack and you will need it before you can leave here. On the map you can see the places where your backpack could be.

The Carbon Footprint Labyrinth

Drag the parts of the map to find where you have left your backpack and be able to flee from the desert island.

Desert island map

Congratulations!

Play again!

Wow, you got it!

Keep trying!

Oh dear, you stepped into quick sand

Remember to read the signs and patterns...You can do this!

Ouch!

Keep trying!

Chin up

You've got this!!!

Ouch!

Keep trying!

Let's regroup...

Come on! Dust yourself up...

Ouch!

Keep trying!

You are almost there...

You can do this...this is the last hurdle...I'm cheering for you...

Ouch!

Clue

I go up and down as a reaction to external factors and, in turn, I can make life extremely difficult for both humans and non-humans.

You will find me in the Yellow theme

Theme 1b: Conceptual themes

Mission

The Carbon Chronicles

Kai (The Servant)

The island sings its gratitude. Your choices ripple across time, shaping our world’s destiny.

  • The Glacial Ice Vault revealed our past and future. Sea levels rise, but knowledge melts barriers.

The island’s heartbeat quickens. You’ve become part of its story—the guardians of carbon equilibrium.

The Carbon Chronicles

Captain Elias "Red" Reynolds

Aye, ye’ve done well. This island—it’s more than rock and sand. It’s a living, breathing entity, and you’ve become its stewards.

  • And in the Mangrove Maze, you wove a tapestry of hope. Those leaves—they’re whispers of resilience, echoing through mangrove roots.

  • And the Carbon Footprint Labyrinth—each path, a crossroads. You touched the heart crystal, shaping our fate. Solar panels or ancient trees? Electric ferries or reforestation?

So sail forth, spread this wisdom. Be stewards of Earth, for the Carbon Chronicles live within you.

The Carbon Sequestration Cipher

Mission

Ancient desert rocks bear inscriptions in an unknown script. These inscriptions hold the key to enhancing carbon storage in soil. Adventurers must decode the symbols to unlock this vital knowledge.

Clue

  • Ecosystems are disrupted, species face extinction, and food security is threatened.
  • Greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere, causing global temperatures to rise.
  • Deforestation, urban sprawl, and excessive carbon emissions contribute to the crisis.

You will find me hiding in a sea of letters...

Clue

In search of new ways of learning...what has informed the theories that underpin learning

Mission

Clue

Oh dear, who scrambled me up....You will need to unscramble me

Clue

Scientists have established them and are important for both human and non-humans.You need to decipher the question using the cipher provided.

  • Use what is available to you
  • You can learn a lot through observation

It would be a good thing if you could accomplish what we failed to do during our lifetime....

What we should be doing?

Mission

Together we can accomplish anything. Shared thinking, practices and actions are my cornerstones.

Clue

Clues

Think back to Intro to Sustainability and why they are important to both humans and non-humans.Mangrove Leaves: Collect dried mangrove leaves scattered across the island. Each leaf bears a unique symbol. Geothermal Vents: Observe steam patterns rising from geothermal vents. They form a pattern corresponding to the script.

Characters

Dr. Amelia Hartley: A brilliant scientist with unruly curls and a passion for unraveling nature’s mysteries. Driven by a sense of urgency, she’s determined to decode the ancient symbols and unlock the island’s secret.

Captain Elias “Red” Reynolds: The grizzled captain of the research vessel that brought Dr. Hartley to the island. A former pirate turned environmentalist, he’s haunted by his past and seeks redemption. His knowledge of maritime lore and survival skills prove invaluable as they navigate treacherous waters.

Kai (The Servant): A mysterious islander who befriends Dr. Hartley. His origins are shrouded in secrecy, and he possesses an innate connection to the land. Kai’s affinity for mangroves and geothermal vents hints at his deeper understanding of the island’s secrets.

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Clue

I can be measured via three variations - genetic; species, and ecosystems.I am the variety of all life on Earth and its interactions with the physical world.

Carbon Sinks

Mission

How am I to stay neutral? I keep absorbing CO2 and it is not healthy for me to continue doing so...

I absorb 31-35% of human generated carbon dioxide emissions.

Hints

The Carbon Footprint Labyrinth

Hint 1: Each labyrinth path represents a different choice. Consider the impact of each choice on carbon emissions. Hint 2: Think about the long-term consequences of your decisions. Which paths lead to a more sustainable future? Final Hint: Navigate the labyrinth by selecting paths that minimize carbon emissions. Reach the center to unlock the island’s sustainable future.

Sustainability

Mission

You have been dealing with these issues for a while now but they keep evolving and presenting the same challenges but in different facades....

How will this help us with the wicked problems we are facing....How are you going to deal with this?

You might have to re-trace your steps.Remember your observations throughout your journey....the answers lie within

Clue

Cool as a cucumber

Mission

Scientists say that I have to be kept at pre-industrial levelsThis means that the global limit for CO2 needs to be below 350parts per million but we are currently at 412ppm

Its getting hot in here...

Mission

Global warming is a pressing issue that has been exacerbated by the trapping of heat by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, create a blanket around the Earth, preventing heat from escaping into space. As a result, temperatures around the world are steadily increasing, leading to severe consequences such as melting ice caps, rising sea levels, and extreme weather patterns

Learning theories

Clues

Glacial Ice Samples: Gather ice samples from the highest peak. Analyze their composition to understand sea level rise. Seaweed Patterns: Observe the growth patterns of seaweed along the shoreline. It reveals the rate of sea level increase.

The Carbon Chronicles Desert Island holds secrets that intertwine science, puzzles, and environmental stewardship!

Remember

  • You will have to decode the riddle

Rising tides threaten freshwater sources, mangroves and soil stability...

Glacial Ice Vault

Mission

Dr Amelia Hartley

The Carbon Conudrum

Congratulations, brave adventurers! You’ve unlocked the secrets of the Carbon Chronicles Desert Island. As the sun dips below the horizon, let’s reflect on our journey.

  • In the Geothermal Chamber, you harnessed Earth’s warmth. The carbon sequestration technique you deciphered—planting mangroves near volcanic vents—will restore balance.

  • Through the Seaweed Observatory, you glimpsed the island’s memory—the sailor’s journal, the patterns etched in glass. Our choices matter, like seaweed dancing with tides.

Remember this mission, young scholars. Our world is an interconnected web. Every choice—big or small—affects the delicate balance.

Farewell, adventurers. May your footsteps echo through time, leaving a legacy of hope.