"I Dig Tanzania" teaches teens about paleontology, African culture, and field research using Second Life (video)
In July 2008, I helped organize the "I Dig Tanzania" virtual summer camp, a collaboration of Global Kids, the Field Museum of Chicago and the Biodiversity Synthesis Center. This innovative project brought together 16 teens in Chicago and New York to learn about paleontology, scientific field research, and Tanzania culture using the virtual world of Teen Second Life.
We knew that explaining the camp to outsiders was going to be difficult. So we had this short video put together to describe the teens' experience. I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed being at the camp.