Experience the rainforest up close: With this augmented reality app you can explore a giant tree from the jungles of Central America and four of its animal inhabitants.
Note: To be able to use this app, your smartphone must support ARCore. Under the following link you can find out whether your device supports ARCore: https://developers.google.com/ar/devices
This app brings the rainforest directly into your home: With 4Wildlife you can project a huge kapok tree with its animal inhabitants on the ground in AR at any time and anywhere - indoors for detailed research or outdoors in life size. As a tropical researcher, you can go on a discovery tour in the giant tree yourself and find information about animals and their habitat. With the accompanying teaching materials, teachers receive innovative teaching impulses on the topics of rainforests, biodiversity and species protection free of charge. The app and the downloadable PDF are also ideal for current homeschooling.
4Wildlife is a joint project of the non-profit organizations Nepada Wildlife and The Turquoise Change and brings the topics of rainforest and biodiversity to schools in an innovative way. Innovative because the rainforest and animals can be projected into the middle of the classroom or into your own room using augmented reality. This creates the opportunity not only to explore the kapok tree and its multi-story structure from all angles, but also to get to know jaguars, poison dart frogs and the like. 4Wildlife also answers questions such as: What role does the rainforest play in all of our lives? What causes threaten the rainforest and why is species protection so important for all of us? What can we all do here on site to ensure effective species protection?
You can move freely around the giant tree anytime and anywhere and look at it from all perspectives. Did you spot an animal? Then approach it cautiously: Information boards will now appear giving you an insight into the jungle as a habitat. You can even project the tree full-size onto the ground outside your front door.
With the accompanying educational material, the app can be integrated into 7th grade biology, geography, politics and social studies classes, for example. It is based on the federal curriculum and combines global challenges with local, action-oriented teaching impulses. You can find the material for free at www.nepadawild.life/bildung. The teaching concept and the use of the educational material for teachers are explained in free webinars.
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