When the pupils of France's école Sainte Famille de Varades in visited their local wetland centre in December, they came home full of creative ideas. They drew and painted so many great pictures that the school wanted to host an exhibition and share it with the wetland centre – WLI member, Maison du Lac de Grand Lieu.
But with pandemic restrictions in place, hosting an exhibition in the school just wasn't possible. So instead they used an online platform to make a virtual walk-though art gallery of the pictures.
Have a look at Ecole Sainte Famille – Varades – Loireauxence's virtual gallery!
The platform for this is called artsteps and includes some free services, at least during the pandemic. The images in the free service are limited in size to 640 pixels width.
That school is not alone in using virtual tours during the pandemic: WLI member Kansas Wetlands Education Center has used Google tools to make a tour of their Cheyenne Bottoms site, also including this teachers' guide.
Returning to France, the IUCN and partners commissioned this high-end virtual tour of mangroves in Guadeloupe with immersive sound as well as 360° images.