Subscribe to this Blog Add to Pageflakes

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Second Life and the Environment

I recently read about an interesting project involving the virtual world Second Life. You can read about on the Serious Games blog but the basic idea is that people can learn about the rainforest, deforestation and other environmental issues through a project called Second Chance Trees. They can also choose to plant a virtual tree in Second Life and for each virtual tree planted a real tree will be planted in an area of designated need within the rainforest. This seems like a great way to combine education with social activism and give your students a chance to feel like they are doing something for the environment. Check it out.

No comments: