Survival: A Game Show about People, Planet, and Prosperity

  • Image
    Survival logo (PNG)
  • Image
    Sustainable Futures logo

The Survival game show is a public program that's all about working together to create a better future. It introduces the idea that a sustainable future involves meeting the social, environmental and economic needs of all people without damaging the planet and using up resources that future generations will need. Using the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, participants work as a team to discover that the three main pillars of sustainability (People, Planet, and Prosperity) are interconnected and necessary to a healthy future.



Big Idea
  • Sustainability means healthy people, communities, and environments, now and in the future.
  • Sustainability scientists study the interaction between people and the planet and find innovative and responsible solutions to global challenges.
  • We can work together to create a sustainable future. Everyone has a part to play.
Learning Goals

As a result of participating in this program, learners will increase their:

  • Understanding of big ideas related to sustainable futures and key concepts in sustainability science and practice (“sustainability”)
  • Awareness of the ways that sustainability is relevant to their lives and issues they care about
  • Sense of self-efficacy related to sustainability, including their ability to take sustainable actions and participate in conversations about sustainable futures


Year created

The Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability in Science and Technology Museums program is supported through funding from The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation.

Owning institution

Science Museum of Minnesota


Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
View more details

Development Process

NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.