Special Event – Virtual Reality Spotlight

man wearing vr head set

We’re proud to announce a very special feature of IMGC 2021–our virtual reality room!

We’ve partnered with researchers from across Virginia Tech to bring a collection of educational virtual reality environments to IMGC 2021. Virtual reality experiences will vary from exploring a forest ecosystem, including going underground to view plant roots or tours of Virginia Cooperative Extension Agricultural Research and Extension Centers (ARECs).

Virtual reality offers an exciting opportunity to teach new audiences about gardening and science and allows exploration of previously unseen spaces, such as underground root systems. As we consider how we will “cultivate our legacy” as gardeners, virtual reality and emerging technology offers a peek into the future.

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