Muskoka Discovery Centre’s “Shaping Watersheds Sandbox”

Muskoka Discovery Centre’s newest exhibit “Shaping Watersheds Sandbox” has been specially created to encourage and teach youth and adults while using a combination of state-of-the-art technology and hands-on experiments.

Visitors to the Muskoka Discovery Centre are amazed with the “Shaping Watersheds Interactive Sandbox” exhibit as they can run their hands through real sand to form mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers.

The sandbox exhibit, demonstrates in living colour how water moves and interacts with the landscape to create watersheds.  You can even hold your hand above the sand that will cast a shadow, causing blue virtual rain to fall from a virtual cloud.  Depending on what you have designed in the sandbox, the rain would fall on the river and flow until a dam stopped it.  Continue to create more amazing designs in the Augmented Reality Sandbox by simply draining the water and starting all over again.

It is a flexible education tool that can be used to explore the importance of water, hydrology, earth science and environmental studies. By use of hands-on manipulation it gives the user full control, which further reinforces the learning principles to challenges ongoing learning.

Open year round, guests are invited to come out and have some fun in our AR sandbox.  Sandboxes are not just for playgrounds and kids.  This new interactive exhibit brings hours of enjoyment to everyone between the ages of 1 and 101 as they bring watersheds to life through this exhibit.

Come Laugh, Learn, Explore, Discover at the Muskoka Discovery Centre, 275 Steamship Bay Road, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1Z9 P: 705/687-2115.

For more information about Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre cruises, daily schedules, and interactive and educational exhibits, please visit Follow them @RMSSegwun or ‘like’ them on Facebook


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