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AR Sandbox Forum has moved!!

If you have built or are considering  building an AR Sandbox, you’ve probably visited our support forum here on Lakeviz.org.  Since lakeviz.org isn’t solely dedicated to the AR Sandbox, the folks at KeckCAVES, who created the sandbox, want to create a resource website that’s solely about the sandbox.  As such, we are consolidating all things AR Sandbox to one place: https://arsandbox.ucdavis.edu/  The motivation for doing so is to sustain and grow the AR Sandbox community.
The growth is happening! We’ve seen a surprising number of AR Sandboxes, from all over the world. Almost every day someone lets us know about a new AR Sandbox, and we put them on the map at arsandbox.ucdavis.edu. There are now AR Sandboxes on every continent except Antarctica. The KeckCAVES team wants to continue developing AR Sandbox software: we want to hear how groups are using them, what they learn from their experiment, and what would make the AR Sandbox project even better, so that we can expand the capabilities of the AR Sandbox through new software releases. The move of the forum will help us keep the communications going.
If you click on the sandbox forum menu link here at lakeviz.org, you will automatically be directed to the new forum.  Your username/login should should still be valid at the new forum and all posts from last week on back can still be found at the new location.

Article: Augmented Reality Turns a Sandbox into a Geoscience Lesson

If you’re interested in the AR Sandbox, read our latest article published by Earth and Space Science News (EOS.org), “Augmented Reality Turns a Sandbox into a Geoscience Lesson.”   Authored by the Lake Viz team*,  the article covers the inception, development, and most importantly, the impact of the AR Sandbox has had on educators and learners.   As one of the most exciting geoscience educational tools to come out in recent memory, it’s exciting to hear how it’s being used in different contexts, audiences, and locations.  Hopefully, our project will spur further development in AR in education and we hope everyone has a chance to experience the AR Sandbox.

*Authors:  Sarah Reed, Sherry Hsi, Oliver Kreylos, M. Burak Yikilmaz, Louise H. Kellogg, S. Geoffrey Schladow, Heather Segale, and Lindsay Chan

AR Sandbox Featured at the White House Water Summit 2016!

The Lake Viz project was well represented at the recent Whit House Water Summit this past week!  UC Davis was the star here:  Oliver Kreylos and Louise Kellogg represented the KeckCAVES along with Geoff Schladow from TERC.  They showed off the AR Sandbox which has been very popular with science museums and public outreach events that address issues concerning watersheds and lakes in a fun, hands-on way.

http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/uc-davis-at-the-white-house-water-summit

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/nsf-nsf032216.php

Lake Viz Augmented Reality Sandbox Featured on Twit.tv!

If you’ve been into computers for the last 20 years, you’ve probably ran into Leo Laporte and his amazing tech shows.  From the old TechTV’s “Screen Savers,” his weekly radio show, This Week in Tech Network and podcast, and “The New Screen Savers,”  Leo has had his pulse on tech while doling out a plethora of tech tips with entertaining commentary.  (Admin note:  I’ve even visited his studio up in Petaluma!  Leo is great to his fans!).

We are very proud that a member of our team, Dr. Oliver Kreylos who also developed our AR Sandbox, made his way onto The New Screen Savers!   Watch the segment below–it’s already queued up!  If you want to build your own sandbox, head over to the AR Sandbox forums for links and help.

DIY Lake Science Now Available on the Apple App Store

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can now download the Lawrence Hall of Science’s latest app, DIY Lake Science! It’s a free app, and it allows families and classrooms to explore lake science using hands-on demonstrations, videos, and a simulated lake.

DIY Lake Science Lawrence Hall of Science Page

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