|Sponsor:||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology NAIT|
Object & Deliverables
The Ecosystem Management Emulating Natural Disturbance (EMEND) project has been informing forest management operations driven by research results over the past 20 years. EMEND regularly receives requests for field tours from international guests (academic and government) to local user groups, but a single tour can costs upwards of $15,000 to plan and deliver successfully. One of the barriers is the remote location of the EMEND research site, located approximately 90 km north of Peace River, AB. To increase the number of people that can access learnings from EMEND , this project served as a pilot to evaluate the feasibility of immersive 360 degree video. The project developed tailored connections to provincial high school and junior high curriculum to evaluate the potential for using 360 degree technology for knowledge transfer of forest research and management.
The final report was submitted by Catherine Brown October 2020
This project produced six 360 degree interactive forest education videos and delivered the lessons to 8 classrooms in Peace River , and Edmonton, Alberta, reaching 156 students.
The teacher package is available here.