Salmon Sim: Virtual Simulation and Active Learning


Salmon Sim: Virtual Simulation and Active Learning

The University of Idaho Virtual Technology and Design Lab released a beta version of SalmonSim. Through a virtual simulation and active learning, students are able to better understand the lifecycle, behavior, and habitat of the Alaska sockeye salmon.

This article shares that in the beta release, students will be able to dive into four learning experiences:

  • an aquarium
  • Cook Inlet, Alaska
  • Russian River, Alaska
  • In the final scene, players "observe the different effects the environment plays in the escarpment population's final struggle."

Visit this page to watch a video introduction, access the project's development video playlist, and to download SalmonSim: Salmon Sim | Virtual Technology & Design Lab (