Friends of the San Juans last year developed an immersive science education pilot project for high school students using virtual reality to connect students with the local marine food web. The program allows students, many of whom come from low-income communities, to experience the virtual reality of underwater divers and field scientists to observe herring, sand lance, juvenile Chinook and more. Friends of the San Juans now wants to expand the pilot project to include additional videos and be available to schools throughout Washington state. The Foundation awarded a community grant to the pilot project last year. View an example of their virtual immersive underwater experience.
Project Status: In Progress
Community Education Grant