An App for Teaching Forest Management

Augmented reality shows what the forest would look like with a full complement of biodiversity.
December 27, 2018, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A collaboration of science and new media experts has introduced a new tool for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to educate people about the state of nature and inspire them as well," according to an article by Jill Daly.

"The tool is an app for smartphones and tablets, called AR Perpetual Garden, that gives even armchair nature lovers a way to compare two scenarios: the woodlands blooming with native wildflowers and the same scene stripped of botanical diversity because of too many deer," explains Daly.

The collaborative team behind the app includes experts from Carnegie’s Powdermill Nature Reserve, the University of Central Florida's The Harrington Lab and the program MultiMedia Technology of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Vienna.

More details on how the app works are found in the source article.

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Published on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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