Virtual Tour of Big Bend National Park
|Reviewed by Diane Flynn Keith|
|Resource:||Virtual Tour of Big Bend National Park|
|Provider:||National Park Service|
|Summary:||The goal of this website
is to bring you as close as possible to actually experiencing every inch of this spectacular natural wonder.
|Description:||This Texas national park is huge, encompassing the entire Chisos mountain range and a large portion of the Chihuahuan Desert. Hence it features the latest in interactive panoramas: with many of the photos (if you use your mouse to scroll around) you will see an unbroken sphere of scenery not only on all sides, but also above and below.
To embark on this breathtaking virtual adventure, you can click on any one of the numbered locations on the map (located on the homepage), sequentially or at random -- or you can select a location from the menu to the left of the map. If you prefer to browse by geographic feature, you can use the four drop-down menus directly above the map. Whatever method you choose to navigate the site, you will come away with an increased appreciation for this national treasure.
Don't miss the newly-added virtual tour of an ancient native dwelling as high tech photography meets prehistoric petroglyph. The waterfall near the bottom of the map also leads to a real treat for the eyes!
This site also features information about actually visiting Big Bend, if you happen to be in the neighborhood; or you can order souvenirs of your virtual visit from the virtual gift shop! :) If you like, you can also download a screensaver and have this scenery always close at hand by subscribing to their email newsletter, Virtual Big Bend Updates.
Note: Some sections, such as the forum and "In Memoriam," are directed to an adult audience. As always, parents are encouraged to preview the site to determine suitability prior to introducing it to your children.
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|Subjects:||Geography, Earth Science, Geology, History|
|Teaching Methods:||Virtual Tour|
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