We are thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Hudson River Park, Wildlife Conservation Society, and The Mount Sinai Transdisciplinary Center on Early Environmental Exposures to develop WaterWays, an augmented reality (AR) experience aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Elementary school students will work in augmented reality (via iPads or other tablets) and personalized online science journals to gather data, answer questions, construct models and develop and test hypotheses.
In WaterWays, students will get to study organisms like mako sharks and learn more about human impacts on water, and water's impact on humans. While developing knowledge of the connections between ecology and human health, students will also apply that understanding to come up with solutions to problems like plastic pollution.
Thanks to funding from the National Institute of Health’s Small Business Innovation Research grant, we will be able to create this innovative, immersive experience and we look forward to partnering with teachers and students across the country to playtest soon!