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Journalists and reporters are invited to control on-site interviews with students, teachers and USA park rangers concerned with a project.

La Junta, Colorado (PRWEB) Mar 02, 2015


Media are invited to join USA National Park Service (NPS) park rangers, students and teachers during ancestral Bent’s Old Fort in La Junta Colorado this Wednesday, Mar 4th. Bent’s Old Fort, a section of a United States National Park Service located on a Santa Fe Trail in Colorado’s Otero County, is being reconstructed probably in a video diversion Minecraft and also as a entirely immersive 3D practical existence (VR) environment.

As formerly reported by Denver NBC associate KOAA News 5, 9News Denver, and Denver Business Journal, a Minecraft video diversion member of this novel story and enlightenment plan is already underway. This Wednesday starting during 2:30pm Mountain Standard Time (MST) Colorado high propagandize and college students will accommodate with teachers and USA park rangers and interpreters during a ancestral trade post to accumulate contemplating information and take photographs and video to serve allege a Immersive Bent’s Old Fort project.

Journalists and reporters are invited to attend and control on-site interviews with students, teachers and park rangers concerned with a project. Media who wish to attend might hit NPS park ranger Rick Wallner for specifics and directions to a fort:

Rick Wallner

National Park Service, Bent’s Old Fort

Office phone: (719) 383-5024

Cell phone: (719) 469-3712

Email: rick_wallner(AT)nps.gov

Both a Minecraft and entirely immersive VR renditions of Immersive Bent’s Old Fort, along with analogous story curricula and training materials, will be accessible giveaway of assign to a ubiquitous open and to schools around a world. Online practical tours of a immersive installation will be accessible to schools as a element to a in-person tours now conducted on-site during a installation by National Park Service rangers.

One of several new activities underneath a Immersive Education Initiative’s Immersive Arts and Culture and “Learn to Earn” programs, Immersive Bent’s Old Fort is being grown in partnership with a United States Department of a Interior National Park Service, a City of La Junta Colorado, Otero Junior College, and Colorado’s East Otero School District.


Known as a “Castle of a Plains,” Bent’s Old Fort was a 1830s – 1840s adobe fur trade post on a towering bend of a Santa Fe Trail where traders, trappers, travelers, and a Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes came together in pacific terms for trade. A singular core of informative sell during a time no reduction than 7 opposite languages were oral during a installation including English, Spanish, French, and countless American Indian languages. Today, vital historians reconstruct a sights, sounds, and atmosphere of a past with guided tours, demonstrations and special events.

Bent’s Old Fort served as an instrument of Manifest Destiny and a matter for change in a United States. The fort’s change with a Plains Indians and a domestic and amicable connectors in Santa Fe helped pave a approach for a U.S. function of a West and a cast of Mexico’s northern range during a U.S.-Mexican War. Along with El Camino Real, a Santa Fe Trail was partial of a trade network joining Europe, New York, and St. Louis with Santa Fe and Mexico City. Opened in 1821, a Santa Fe Trail followed aged trade routes determined by American Indians that were after used by Spanish, Mexican and American troops, traders and other travelers.

Development of Immersive Bent’s Old Fort began in Jan 2015. To participate, or for some-more information, revisit http://ImmersiveEducation.org/fort


Barbara Mikolajczak

Immersive Education Initiative



(617) 997-1017


The Immersive Education Initiative is a non-profit general partnership of educational institutions, investigate institutes, museums, consortia and companies. The Initiative was determined in 2005 with a goal to conclude and rise standards, best practices, record platforms, training and preparation programs, and communities of support for practical worlds, practical reality, protracted and churned reality, simulations, game-based training and training systems, and entirely immersive environments such as caves and domes.

Thousands of faculty, researchers, staff and administrators are members of a Immersive Education Initiative, who together use millions of educational and corporate learners worldwide.

Chapters support a fast and continued expansion of Immersive Education via a world, and consecrate a geographically distributed structure of a classification by that informal and internal members are upheld and enriched. Chapters classify strictly authorised Summits, Days, workshops, collaborations, seminars, lectures, forums, meetings, open use events and activities, technical groups, technical work items, research, and associated activities.

To learn some-more revisit http://ImmersiveEducation.org


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