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American Museum of Natural History: “Carbon Catchers” AR Scavenger Hunt

Participants in the program at the American Museum of Natural History. Photo courtesy of Yuling Zhou.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City has introduced an exciting new augmented reality (AR) scavenger hunt called “Carbon Catchers.” This innovative experience is designed to teach visitors about the importance of conservation in a fun and interactive way.

Engaging and Educational Experience

Developed in collaboration with Teachers College at Columbia University, the “Carbon Catchers” scavenger hunt immerses participants in a virtual journey through the museum. Using AR technology, visitors can explore various exhibits while completing conservation-themed challenges. This educational tool aims to enhance the learning experience by providing a hands-on approach to understanding biodiversity and environmental conservation.

Enhancing Learning Through Technology

The AR scavenger hunt integrates seamlessly with the museum’s exhibits, allowing participants to uncover hidden details and learn more about the museum’s vast collection. This initiative reflects a broader trend of using immersive technology to make education more engaging and accessible. By incorporating AR into their programs, both the American Museum of Natural History and Teachers College are helping to bring complex scientific concepts to life for visitors of all ages.

For more information on this immersive educational experience, you can read the full details on Teachers College’s website​​​​.

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