Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2017 SEE: EDU: HG Safari: A visit to Virunga National Park and the work of Dian Fossey

HG Safari: A visit to Virunga National Park 
and the work of Dian Fossey
This sim was made to honor Dian Fossey, who single-handedly saved the mountain gorillas from certain extinction.  Educators: Would you rather tell about the work of Dian Fosse in this simulation or in a classroom?  
Overview of the Virunga sim
  • In a virtual world, I can get a view from almost any angle or distance.
  • That is one of the superpowers of avatars.
  • HG Safari community
  • Other articles on this blog about HG Safari

Go there 

  • Hypergrid address:
  • http://www.outworldz.com:9000
  • Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, Click FindTP
  • At Outworldz welcome center, find the Virunga TP panel on the wall.
  • Click on Dian Fossey Research Center 

  • (More after the break, scroll down!)

New Year Short Poetry Workshop-Tue 12/27, 7pm SLT

This week at the Short Poetry Workshop we’ll have a time for reflection while we say goodbye to 2016 and ring in 2017. Whether Free verse or form, come share your thoughts about this past year or the new beginnings, resolutions, or new goals for this coming year. Join us at the Short Poetry Library to learn, write and share your New Year poems.

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HG Safari arrives at
Outworldz gateway to Virunga

Virunga TP panel

Dian Fossey's Home--exterior
Dian Fossey's Home--interior

The Virunga National Park (FrenchParc National des Virunga), formerly named Albert National Park, is a 7,800-square-kilometre (3,000 sq mi) National Park that stretches from the Virunga Mountains in the South, to the Rwenzori Mountains in the North, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, bordering Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
Virunga is a volcanic mountain range in Africa. It is home to the critically endangered mountain gorillas.  There are only about 800 of them alive right now. There were only about 300 when Dian Fossey famously wrote about the death of Digit the gorilla in National Geographic.  
The Roz Carr house
reproduced from a few pictures
Rosamond Halsey Carr (1912-2006) had a flower ranch in Rwanda,. After the Rwandan genocide, when 8 people were killed in her gardens, she turned her flower sheds in the Imbabazi Orphanage.    She was 84.    
Since that time Roz and her staff have cared for more than 400 children. Since Roz's passing in 2006, the orphanage is under the direction of Partners in Conservation and currently cares for more than 100 orphans (Rwanda Project ).  
Roz also wrote the book "Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda," with her niece, Ann Howard Halsey, chronicling her love affair with one of the world's most beautiful and tormented regions. 
At the airport
  • Virunga sim is made mostly of custom mesh and LOTS of NPC's. 
  • by Debbie Edwards and Fred Beckhusen, aka Nyira Machabelli and Ferd Frederix.
Zulu village
Zulu warriors
African Village 
In the village
Zebra in the garden
Zebra herd

All the animals are animated


News and Notes


    The Hypergrid WIP Show

    • The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. 
    • Everyone is invited.  Building, scripting, promotion, entertainment-- whatever you are working on.
    • Presentations are in voice and text.  
    • For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  
    • Voice presentations may be captured in video.  
    • Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

    Next WIP show

    • WIP shows cancelled for Dec because of conflict with other events
    • Next WIP show: Sun. Jan 8, Noon SLT 
    • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • world.narasnook.com:8900
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • grid.kitely.com:8002:Cookie II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
    • hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/68/369/22

            Previous Articles from the WIP show 

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