Archive for January, 2012

A New WAVE for Spring!

It’s that time of year, and a new term of Digital WAVE is about to start on February 4th! In late January, Digital WAVE staff held evening orientation events for new students at the North Miami Public Library and at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. We were happy to get the chance to meet students and their families for the first time, and share information about the program. This spring, students can look forward to a Career day event, a field trip to Anne Kolb Nature Center, speaking with NASA scientists, and creating their own 3D virtual exhibits on climate change and south Florida.Special thanks to all those who took time out of their week to attend. See you soon!

January 30th, 2012  in Events No Comments »

The Last Wave – Family Event!

All good things come to an end, and the Fall 2011 session of Digital WAVE came to a close with a fun and inspirational event for students and their families. Throughout Digital WAVE, students had worked toward designing and building 3D projects in the virtual world of Second Life. These projects highlighted some aspect of climate change and how it affects south Florida environments such as mangroves forests and coastlines. Families were invited to the event, and saw that their sons and daughters had created 3D virtual factories emitting greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, virtual sea levels rising and inundating mangrove coastlines, and lots more. Students received their Digital Wave Certificates, and everyone enjoyed refreshments and photos!

One of the students' 3D climate change exhibit projects

Some of the Digital WAVE students having fun with photos before the Family Event

 

January 29th, 2012  in Events, Student Work No Comments »