The National Scenic Visitors Center’s Earthwalk Explorer map is meant to be walked on, crawled upon, looked over, and felt. These children are enjoying the experience in a tactile adventure that teaches geography and broader science topics.
Along with themed Geoshows covering Native American trails, petroglyph carvings, and (in progress) bird migration, visitors are treated to Explore Mode sequences as the map gently reveals physical, geopolitical, and cultural attributes of the land, such as state capitols, highest elevations, interstate highways, and wilderness parks.
Keep an eye out for our next installation, and get a hands-and-feet-on encounter with the Eastern United States.
Engineering the largest walkable relief map in the universe