LabX by the National Academy of Sciences

Project Leader: Geoffrey Hunt

Program Description

LabX facilitates Extreme Event, an in-person role-playing game in which players work together to make decisions and solve problems during an engaging, fast-paced natural disaster simulation. The game is used to build community resilience, tying together disparate groups and segments who might otherwise not engage with one another.

The Extreme Event game has been run with groups ranging from middle and high schoolers, up through community organizations and professional emergency response managers. It is highly flexible and can be adapted depending on individual preferences and needs.

Program Focus

K-12 Education

Undergraduate education

General Public

Program Operations

National (US)