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Want to explore the world of biology, but don't have time to take a field trip? Check out our virtual reality tours of biology. Whether you want to travel through time between seasons, learn about a few venomous creatures in the desert, or shrink down to take a tour inside a bee hive, our virtual tours are a good place to start. Check out the five tours we have so far below. More tours to be added in the summer of 2018.
|Desert summers may seem too hot and dry to support much life, but plenty of plants and creatures can be found in the desert, if you just look and listen closely. Visit the Sonoran desert of Arizona (without breaking a sweat) to see what animals you find, then visit Delving into Deserts for more information.|
|Tropical rainforests are packed with life, whether it is up above you in the canopy, hiding behind a leaf, or marching alongside your feet. Though you won't be able to feel the humid air surrounding you, this virtual tour takes you deep into the rainforests of Panama. After you've explored all this biome has to offer, visit Revealing the Rainforest for more information.|
|Temperate forests are known for their warm summers, chilly autumns, and freezing winters. Explore this forest across time and seasons to see the colors of the leaves change. If you don't get lost in all that this tour has to offer, make sure to visit Taking in the Temperate Forest for more information.|
|What's all the buzz about in this bee colony? This tour takes you to a spot you'd never be able to visit physically... inside of an active bee hive. Learn about bees in this virtual tour and make sure to visit our paired bee story, Bee Bonanza.|
|Learn about the hummingbirds that had to fight for their spot on this feeder. The hummingbird feeder tour gets you up-close and personal with a bird that's usually too fast to offer you a good look. Learn more about hummingbirds in our paired story, Hummingbirds.|
Additional images via Wikimedia Commons. Frozen wetland by Famartin.
Dr. Biology. (2018, January 19). Virtual Reality Tours of Biology. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 23, 2019 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/virtual-reality-tours-biology
Dr. Biology. "Virtual Reality Tours of Biology". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 19 January, 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/virtual-reality-tours-biology
Dr. Biology. "Virtual Reality Tours of Biology". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 19 Jan 2018. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Mar 2019. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/virtual-reality-tours-biology