I Dig Science

Global Kids with the Field Museum of Chicago conducted a series of innovative "virtual fossil digs" in a program called "I Dig Science." Starting in 2008, groups of high schoolers in New York City and Chicago have gone into the virtual world to learn about science, evolution, and biology, as well as the complex social and cultural issues of a particular country. Combining various digital media, live online chats with scientists in the field, immersive virtual games and activities, and real world trips and roleplays, I Dig Science created a rich, multi-layered learning environment for teens.