Immerse Yourself in West Palm Beach’s Virtual Reality (VR) Experience: Visualizing Sea Level Rise in West Palm Beach

VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE: VISUALIZING SEA LEVEL RISE IN WEST PALM BEACH

December 2022 – January 2023

FREE- See times and locations below

Picture public parks flooding and adapting in our immersive, 10-minute VR experience. After the interaction, you can also participate in a research study investigating virtual reality and sea-level rise. Free and available for individuals 13 years old and up. Contact the scientists John Renne, Ph.D., or Serena Hoermann, at cues@fau.edu at the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions.

When and Where to Join the VR Experience

October 299 am – 1 pmWPB GreenMarket
November 59 am – 3 pmLagoonfest
November 8, 9, 121 pm – 4:30 pmMandel Public Library/Urban Living Room
November 96 pm – 8 pmMeet the Chief at Boys & Girls Club
November 117 pmScreen on the Green
November 15Poster sessionLake Worth Lagoon Science Symposium
November 19, 2111 am—2 pmCox Science Center
December 8-99 am – 4 pmSoutheast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit
December 1010 am – 12 pmFAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
January 19, 20 ,211 pm – 4:30 pmMandel Public Library/Urban Living Room
January 276 pm – 9 pmNorton Museum of Art/Art After Dark

What to expect

Our team will assist you with the virtual reality googles and interacting with the immersive, 10-minute VR experience. You will see public parks flooding and solutions that can protect parks in West Palm Beach. After the interaction, you can also participate in a research study by completing a survey investigating virtual reality and sea-level rise. Your input to this research study will guide the Mayor and City Commission in making important decisions for the future.

Questions?

Contact  cues@fau.edu  or 561-297-4279 and learn more about CUES research on virtual reality and sea-level rise at the  Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions.

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This project, developed by Florida Atlantic University in partnership with Virtual Planet Technologies, was made possible by a grant to the City of West Palm Beach from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity with funding provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.