29th June 2006

 

FLOOD QUIZ FOR YOUNGSTERS

 

An interactive flood quiz which will give children the opportunity to learn about the risks of flooding is to be unveiled in Boston tomorrow (Friday 30th June).

 

The Flood Quiz exhibit – a game for two players in which children answer questions about flooding using pulleys, flaps and handles – will be launched at the Haven Gallery in Boston’s South Square at 11am.

 

The exhibit was the winning design in a competition for students on the unique Museum and Exhibition Design degree course at the University of Lincoln.

 

A partnership involving the University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire County Council and the Environment Agency worked together with a professional exhibit design company to produce and design the Flood Quiz.

 

The winning design was produced by 20-year-old Rebecca Gardiner of Whitchurch near Bristol.

 

The Flood Quiz is part of the FLOWS project (Flood Plain Land Use Optimising Workable Sustainability), an EU-funded project looking at living with flood risk in a changing climate. 

 

Toby Forbes Turner, FLOWS Project Officer for Lincolnshire County Council, said:  “The flood quiz will provide children with a fun and enjoyable way of learning about the serious subject of flood risk in Lincolnshire. 

 

“This has been a highly innovative project making use of design ideas from students and then turning the winning design into a professionally produced exhibit.”

 

Note to editors:

 

FLOWS is a three-year project which involves partners in the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Germany.  It aims to help people to learn to live with flood risk in a changing climate. 

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincoln

01522 886042             07843 658943             jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

Toby Forbes Turner, FLOWS Project Officer, Lincolnshire County Council

01522 554820

John Giblin, Communications Officer, Lincolnshire County Council

01522 552305                                                 john.giblin@lincolnshire.gov.uk