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Bringing the Farm to the Classroom with Virtual Reality (Innovation Expo)

March 16, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Innovation Expo

Southwest Minnesota State University


At Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU), students travel to farms many miles from the university to gain valuable farm experience. Unfortunately, weather hazards or other challenges make these visits impossible, leading to missed learning opportunities that cannot be rescheduled. Through the use of virtual reality technology, SMSU is bringing the farm to the classroom, offering an alternative way to engage the farm experience. These experiences either compliment or act as an incidental replacement for farm-based learning opportunities.

Presenter: Kate Borowske, Southwest Minnesota State University

Join this Innovation Expo presentation to learn more and ask questions!

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After registering, a calendar invite with details on how to join will be sent to you, please add this event to your calendar. 

There are 22 Innovation Expo presentations going on between March 2 – April 7, 2021. View the other Innovation Expo presentations and register to learn about other innovations going on around Minnesota State.
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March 16, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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