How Virtual Reality Can Change The Way We View National Parks

How Virtual Reality Can Change The Way We View National Parks

In the summer of 2006, President Barack Obama and the first family went on a trip to Yosemite National Park to celebrate the 100th year of the National Parks Service. During their time there they were able to experience all the joy and wonder there is to survey when visiting. No doubt appreciation grew for The President and his family of the grandeur by being there themselves.

With the current uncertainty of The National Parks Service what better way to give the appreciation they deserve than letting you experience it in your own home with Virtual Reality. Of course this does not have the same feel as being there yourself, but the virtual world will amaze you when Marine One lands and you begin your venture into the mighty Yosemite.

Thanks to the folks at National Geographic, Felix & Paul Studios, and Oculus, this is possible with their Virtual Reality application “Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks” that was released in August of 2016.

Imagine what you would think of the National Parks Services if you viewed all the splendor these protected parks have to offer? How would it change your mind on how we protect our national parks and our natural resources? Virtual Reality isn’t always for games, we can use it as a tool to advance our knowledge of things we have never seen, and that to us is awesome.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to visit Yosemite in person or even if you have, we recommend you check out “Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America’s National Parks” available at the Oculus store.

“Going to a place like Yosemite changes you; it stays with you for the rest of your life … And I want all of our kids, and all of their kids, to have this chance too.”  – President Obama