The app Virginia Tech chose to design their DinoDig is called FreshAiR. It was created by Radford professor, Matt Dunleavy, and former Radford students, David Payne and Daniel Burgess. The app allows you to interact with the environment around you. You can use the camera on your smart phone almost as a lens to hover over different objects at various locations and then learn more about them. Click here to read more.
The Dino Dig event was co-presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology; Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, and Radford University. It was sponsored by FreshAIR and Children’s Museum of Blacksburgticipate. To participate, kids used an adult’s iPhone or Android phone to be a scientist on a dinosaur scavenger hunt! First, the app for our location-based, augmented reality DinoDig game was downloaded, then the kids walked a loop around campus that was less than a mile using the game to see dinosaurs on campus and complete easy tasks to earn virtual dinosaur bones. Kids learn facts about dinosaurs while they played this new game. Learn more about the event.