The PacRimX Aquarium was demolished today after taking damage from a large tidal wave during a recent storm. This area of the Modesto Island had to be cleared for a new member of the PacRimX and Virtued team, the Enochs High School Biotech/Forensics Academy. This is a new high school, and a new group of students that will be using the islands for their forensics class.
Dave Menshew runs the Biotech Academy and will be constructing forensic sets (crime scenes) on the island. This project was already being conducted with Kyoto students in real life with physical props being sent between schools. They will now be experimenting with life sized sets in Second Life that the students can virtually walk through looking for clues and solving crimes. We’ve allocated almost a quarter of the island for this project.
This is an entirely new use for the PacRimX Islands. Police tape was strung up around the new forensic lab area on the Modesto Island tonight to keep wandering students from compromising the evidence at the scene.
Dave will be blogging his student’s activities as they work through this project. We look forward to the Biotech/Forensic students joining the PacRimX project.