Virtual Ice ToursSummaries
Tours of The Ohio State University
There is a small but growing series of virtual field trips to research facilities at The Ohio State University here.
Immersive Viewing & VR Headsets
All of our tours may be visited on VR headsets, tablets, Chromebooks, smartphones, and computers. On VR headsets, you can drop into immersive mode using the Goggles button on the tour's navigation bar. For tablets and smartphones, you are able to look around by moving your device. Tours are optimized to run on the Chrome browser.
Tour Content Summaries
If you would like to view each tour's content and topics covered in more detail, use the buttons below to download an Excel or PDF file describing setting, activities, and more.
Create Your Own Tour
Tours were created by Kira Harris, Kasey Krok, Daniel Hamilton, and Adelyn Arens using
video, photos, and data collected by field researchers. Field researchers were
instrumental in providing guidance so that tours genuinely capture the
landscape and research conducted there.
Claire Mercer, Pam Theodotou, and Jason Cervenec also contributed to the tours. A resource explaining "how to" create your own immersive tours is available here.
Offline Access & Viewing
By using Google Chrome, you can download each tour for viewing offline. This option will appear at the top of the window within the tour as you explore.
Development of these tours was supported by NSF grant #1713537 and a donation to the Byrd Center by Ohio State Energy Partners/ENGIE.
Direct questions and comments to Jason Cervenec at the Byrd Center via email@example.com or 614-688-0080.