Recently I and another RA, Travis Schombert, put on a building-wide educational function called, “Drunk Goggles Relay.” I thought this would be a great active function to raise awareness about the affects alcohol can have on your vision.
We set up an obstacle course, outside, in the middle of campus. This course included obstacles like: walking between two straight lines, jumping over objects, tossing a beanbag into a bucket, weaving through cones, going over and under ropes, executing 5 push-ups, and ending with a high-five.
Each student started with a lower blood alcohol pair of goggles and ran the course, simply to get a feel for the obstacles. They later used the highest intensity goggles and did the course again while I timed them. At the end of the race, times were compared.
To encourage participation in the event, prizes were awarded, one each, to a male and female participant.
This function taught students the affects of drinking and was a great illustration of the impact of consumption and impairment.
Submitted by Kara Bentz, Morningside College