Exploring the Habitat of the Brown Bear
The virtual tour "Exploring the Habitat of the Brown Bear" was designed and implemented for the NGO Callisto, as part of the LIFE programme. It is a piece of educational software aimed at primary education, aiming to be used as a complement for environmental education in schools.
The application presents the region around Grevena that the brown bears inhabit. Beginning from a sub-region of the map in question, the visitor follows the march of a bear as it passes through a series of points of interest. As soon as she arrives at a point of interest, the application presents information in textual and image format. The journey continues from area to area, forming a circular path that takes the visitor through all areas of interest of the zone.
The illustration of the landscape presents the atmosphere of children's storybooks, with lots of tiny elements describing the character of each region. The whole map is available as a pdf through the application as well as in printed form accompanying the CD-ROM.
The application was developed in Flash for Windows and Mac environments. You can download the application directly through the LIFE programme website.