Updated: Aug 21, 2019
Virtual Reality (VR) made a big splash among a group of teachers attending our recent Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Institute. Using an inquiry approach to explore ocean acidification with scientific practices, modeling, climate science, expert research, and data from trusted sources like NOAA, our teacher training did a deep dive into this important topic. Knowledge was expanded by interweaving best inquiry-based practices with new learning tools including: Understanding Global Change and IMMERSE, a VR 360º film to generate awareness and scientific understanding of coral reefs by capturing their awesome beauty and the damage of human impacts. XR Marin was introduced earlier this year to Erika Woolsey, Ph. D, Founder, The Hydrous at our XR in Education Industry Workshop where she gave a keynote on this groundbreaking film and her collective of ocean scientists and VR developers.