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SSC #9: Sea-ing the Environment: Virtual Reality and Ocean Education by Andrew, Hanna and Laura

SSC #9: Sea-ing the Environment: Virtual Reality and Ocean Education by Andrew, Hanna and Laura

Can you imagine a reality where you could explore the ocean without getting wet? How about flying through the clouds without leaving the ground? How might your perspective of swimming or flying change? In this episode of the Stanford SciCast, Andrew Pollack, a CS major, and Hanna Payne and Laura Anderson, two marine scientists, explore the world of virtual reality and the impact of technology on environmental education. What are the benefits of VR experiences and can virtual “dives” increase care and understanding of the ocean? As the team learns about the VR industry with Megan O’Connor of Unity Technologies and environmental education with Indira Phukan from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, they see how technology and education can intersect. They also experience ocean VR with Talia Weiss and Geraldine Fauville at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab and Erika Woolsey, an Ocean Design Fellow and CEO of The Hydrous. From coral reefs to kelp forests, dive into the world of virtual reality and its potential as an environmental education tool. Learn more about the Stanford SciCast at https://stanfordscicast.wordpress.com Image and Music Credits: vr by Mello is licensed under CC BY 3.0 “Orange Sunshine” by Rod Hamilton and Tiffany Seal is licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0 “What’s Later?” by Apache Tomcat is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 “Mission Bucharest” by Pharaos is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 “Admin” by A.A. Aalto is licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 “Music Box and Chill” by Daniel Birch is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 “Underwater” by Meydan is licensed under CC BY 4.0 “Evening Journey” by TRG Banks is licensed under CCO 1.0

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