Become a Chimhe City scientist and investigate problems like plastic pollution, air and water quality, Urban Heat Island effect, and marine biodiversity. With these immersive and interactive activities, students will learn about water use and water stewardship and identify what they must fo to heal the environmental health of neighborhood communities.
Developed in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Hudson River Park and Mount Sinai's Transdisciplinary Center for Early Environmental Exposure, with funding support from the National Institutes of Health.
- A personalized digital science journal and an augmented reality experience, accessible by phone or browser using webVR.
- 40 minutes of interactive activities where students are scientists engaged with water science and water stewardship.
- Assessment dashboard for educators to monitor and scaffold student learning
The virtual reality can also be accessed as WebVR on any web-enabled device.
“I felt like a marine scientist trying to solve a problem that was trying to keep sharks healthy and prevent them from being hurt.”
“This is an AMAZING educational program. It makes learning so much fun!
“In the game it really made you feel like a scientist.”
“I think this is a very valuable tool. I’d love to see it expand and it could be easily integrated into what we already have to do. It lines up standards-wise and everything. It would be a valuable resource to have.”
“[My students] loved that it wasn’t just hands-on, but that it was hands-on with a purpose. It was nice to see their enthusiasm. They literally did not want to stop doing it!”
“I loved doing all five [modules]. The modules were amazing! They were engaging, and the students enjoyed it.”
“I liked that WaterWays pulled a lot of standards like water cycles, conservation, and adaptations together and helped the students understand it more.”
“Kids kept asking, “Can we do it again?” and a lot of them would go look at it again during their downtime”
“WaterWays itself was amazing. The whole program was great. I would like to see it expanded in more different skills or standards!”