360 Remote Reality: Natural History and Environmental Issues of the Colorado Plateau

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Special thanks to the Valencia Foundation for the endowed chair program, which allows Valencia faculty to collaborate and innovate on new forms of learning. This year, James Adamski, professor or earth science on east, is using his endowed chair to help fund a trip where he and his students are learning about the geology, hydrology and natural history of the Colorado Plateau by visiting national parks like the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion. This trip was made possible by the Lockheed Martin Chair in Science. Prior to the trip, James, his team, and I brainstormed ideas for using a 360 camera to document the trip. This year, I am using endowed chair funds to research ways to create 360 interactive remote realities to enhance classroom learning. My work is funded through the Dr. P. Phillips Foundation Chair in Free Enterprise and is a continuation of last year’s chair which helped bring Virtual Reality kits to all Valencia Campuses.

James and his student team are currently in the field learning and sharing their experiences. Below you will find a few 360 shots from there trip. I will post more as they come in. Enjoy!

Note: These are interactive 360 images. Click and drag to move around within the images. If you would like to see a larger view of each image, simply click on the link in the image title and a new page will open allowing for enhanced interactivity. 

From the Top

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Waterfall

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Water’s Edge

Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Entrance to Queens Garden Bryce Canyon National Park

Entrance to Queens Garden Bryce Canyon National Park. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Rainbow Point in Bryce Canyon National Park elev 9115 ft

Rainbow Point in Bryce Canyon National Park elev 9115 ft #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

 

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