The Acoustic Ecology Lab partnered with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy to preset our virtual reality work as part of Junior Citizen Science Festival on March 10, 2017 outdoors at the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead. The event attracted more than 300 students who engaged with a number of researchers around ecosystems and environmental awareness. Our Ecorift VR system helped share the experience of virtual reality sojourns into the national parks of the SW, USA. They loved it!! and wanted to go there immediately!