AR Perpetual Garden

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Project Description

Based on scientific data visualization information and botanically correct 3D plant models this app is an educational tool, and teachers are encouraged to use it in lessons. Use at home or at school, and place different AR flowers on any flat surface, then plan a wild flower garden of your own. See and learn about the effects of deer over population in the Woodland out of Balance scenario and compare it to the Woodland in Balance scenario, to see the difference. Listen to the story to learn about the hidden causes and reasons. Use the “Plant Info” button to visit our website to see all the seasons in perpetual bloom on our 3D timeline and to search and learn more about wild flowers, identification, and gardening to bring natural history to life. Carnegie Museum of Natural History is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The museum is an active research institution with an environmental research center in Rector, Pennsylvania called Powdermill Nature Reserve. The AR Perpetual Garden App and The Virtual Garden Timeline website features flowers and plants that may be found in many of the gardens at Powdermill and other Appalachian areas in the US. The AR Perpetual Garden App was developed in part, as an international collaboration between The Harrington Lab at the University of Central Florida, The Powdermill Nature Reserve at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and the MultiMediaTechnology program of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria. Undergraduate and graduate students were involved in the production of the app.



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Augmented Reality Brings the Real World into Natural History Dioramas with Data Visualizations and Bioacoustics at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (2019)

Curator: The Museum Journal, 62 (2), 177-193
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Contributing Staff

Markus Tatzgern

Tom Langer