A quick note of thanks to the GSA for hosting such an amazing conference in Seattle this year! The positive response to my Immersive Virtual Field Experience was beyond my wildest dreams. Below I've posted all the materials needed to implement the experience in your class! Enjoy.
I guess there were many lessons from today's attempted presentation of my Immersive Virtual Field Experience. Both classroom lessons and life lessons! It was quite an experience and I greatly appreciate everyone's willingness to make lemonade out of lemons.
Here's the list of resources I promised. Please feel free to shoot me questions via twitter (@phaneritic) or email once you get to use the IVFE over good internet.
Our October 2017 schedule was brimming with school activities and commitments. When we realized that the first weekend of the month was open on our calendar we promptly filled-it by heading to the Eastern Sierra’s to check out the early fall colors. Specifically, we headed to Sagehen Meadow off HWY 120, east of Mono Lake. After seeing a few of my preliminary photos of the area on twitter, my students declared that the hills looked like they were covered in Cheetos dust. I quite agreed. We took some family photos and enjoyed the afternoon before heading into Mammoth for glamping at the Shilo Inn.
On Sunday morning we headed down to Devils Post Pile National Monument for a short 1.5 mile hike with Zephyr to see the amazing columnar basalt that was glacially carved and polished about 15,000 years ago! It was a refreshing quick trip that has our minds cleared and ready to tackle the next month of craziness!
Ryan J Hollister - Geoscience & EnviroSci Educator, Avid hiker, Landscape photographer, WildLink Club Advisor, Central Valley Advocate.