The Salmon Sim project is a developed simulation which employs active learning through exploration and immersive experience to better understand the lifecycle, behavior, and habitat of the Alaska sockeye salmon. The currently phase of development has placed emphasis on spawning migration portion of their lifecycle.
In the beta release there are four scenes which provide an immersive and informative experience:
- The first scene is the aquarium, where the player can choose and modify their fish.
- In the second scene, the player runs a simulation on the Cook Inlet in Alaska changing variable such as commercial fishing and historical record year to observe the effects.
- The third stage finds a more intimate look at the individual fish as the player navigates dangers and environmental hazards as they make their way up the Russian River.
- In the final state, players get to fight for the right to breed, and observe the different effects the environment plays in the escarpment population's final struggle.