North Carolina’s classrooms are about to get a lot bigger.
Virtual field trips and remote science lessons will be possible with the opening of the Nature Research Center.
Across the state, classrooms will be able to connect to the SECU Daily Planet, a three-story multimedia globe that is the expanded N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ signature feature. There, scientists will present research in front of a 40-foot high-definition screen that can immerse visitors into, say, the deep sea or outer space. The presentations will be available, live or uploaded, to schools through the N.C. Research and Education Network, a high-speed Internet2 setup.