Open Environment

The Spongy Bog 360 VR Field Trip Project

Not all students are able to go on field trips. Waterloo's Faculty of Environment, Centre for Extended Learning (CEL) and Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) are helping students experience Spongy Bog without leaving their computers.

The Spongy Bog Field Trip uses 360VR and Virtual Tour technology to introduce students to the characteristics and function of a “bog or fen” ecosystem and place this in the context of climate change since the last ice age and expected change induced by global warming.

This field trip is highlighted in the Educause Horizons Report 2020. Check out page 29!

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Spongy Bog