If we can't take every child to the ocean, let's bring the ocean to every child.
The NZ-VR project is a partnership between The Sir Peter Blake Trust, New Zealand Geographic & Pew Charitable Trusts, made possible by a grant by G.I.F.T., a Foundation North initiative.
We have produced an underwater virtual reality experience which showcases the rich biodiversity that exists below the surface of the Hauraki Gulf and connected open spaces, as well as the damage that has occured. The project will promote understanding, engagement, and a greater sense of kaitiakitanga for our oceans, and users will be encouraged to take action to protect our oceans and waterways.
The Sir Peter Blake Trust will be launching the NZ-VR programme into schools in 2019. Schools can either register for our travelling educator to visit their school, or access the content on their own devices, supplemented by our curriculum-linked teaching resources. To register your interest and join our NZ-VR database, please fill out the registration form here
You can view the trailer of the NZ-VR experience here.
Our cardboard headsets allow you to experience the full VR experience at home by simply adding your smartphone - simply add your smartphone and you have your own VR headset! Support the Sir Peter Blake Trust by purchasing a headset for $20. Instructions included.