VR Marine Litter™
At Sport2Clean we believe in developing a virtual reality (VR) tool for educational programs on ocean sustainability,
Sport2Clean’s founder Carl McCarthy believes the trademarked VR Marine Litter tool will be instrumental in providing young people with a profound experience.
Through the intense immersion of virtual reality, users of the tool will experience what it’s like to swim in extremely polluted waters.
“Kids wearing the headsets will get to really see what it’s like to swim amongst debris and rubbish in the ocean,” Mr. McCarthy said.
After the virtual experience, school children are encouraged to discuss their experience or may as a class, participate in a Sport2Clean ocean clean up activity.
Sport2Clean have been educating young people on sustainability through sporting activities with programs running on the Gold Coast since 2014.
Cr Glen Tozer from City of Gold Coast’s Division 9 believes that VR may not be 100 per cent reflective of reality, but indeed could provide useful applications to solve problems.
“If VR tech can deliver value for money and accuracy whilst solving problems for Councils, we should explore its use,” said Cr Tozer.
Robina State High School Principal Julie Warwick, (SHS) said the school and students, have regularly collaborated with Sport2Clean and are excited to see the finished product.
“Anything that gives kids that a-ha factor…followed by a strong call to action is worth it,” said Ms. Warwick.
Robina SHS Year 12 student Andrew Wong believes VR is a good tool for sustainability.
“It is very realistic…putting kids in this (VR) situation will totally impact