Friday, March 20, 2020

Announcement: This Friday and Saturday at The Science Circle - "VWBPE 2020" "Jurassic Period of USA and Switzerland"

"VWBPE 2020"

Friday March 20
6:00 AM to 7:30 AM SL time

Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2020

Pre-conference Immersive Experiences

One of the amazing things about virtual environments is how easy it is to travel to interesting locations. Who else wishes they could teleport in the physical world? It is so easy to take a tour and play anywhere in virtual environments…

The Science Circle (SC) provides immersive experiences and focuses on Science & Education; Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Art, and current events like wildfires. Areas on and above the island are accessible via a teleport system and multi-lingual, explanatory signage.

Past Science Circle presentations are available via mini-theatres.

Includes a 30 minute “Question and Answer” about the Corona Virus in our auditorium at 7 AM PDT
Come play a game, solve a problem, and engage in hands-on learning with virtual world education leaders.

No need to sign up, simply come and learn!
Read more Here 

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"Jurassic Period of USA and Switzerland"

Saturday March 21

10AM to 11AM SL time

A comparison of the Jurassic Period of USA and Switzerland: A case study in international collaboration

by Bill Schmachtenberg, Kass Lapidar, and Darien Bradley

Abstract: Schools are currently encouraging global collaborations. There are advantages to this collaboration, but there are issues that need to be addressed. In the presentation, Bill Schmachtenberg will present the collaborative research he has been conducting with Kass Lapidar in Switzerland on the geology and palaeontology of the Jurassic Period of Switzerland and Como Bluffs, Wyoming, USA. A high school senior, Darien Bradley also helped prepare this presentation.

 Read more Here.

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