Vol. 7, No. 1 Jan/Feb 2000
Nature: Virtual Serengeti
by Sally Finley
PRODUCT REVIEWS column presents a very favorable review of Nature:
Virtual Serengeti ($29.95/single copy) from Grolier Interactive of
Danbury, CT (800). Recommends a 120MHz PowerPC with System 7.1 or
higher and a 4X CD-ROM for Macintosh, or a 133MHz Pentium or faster
with Microsoft Windows 95 or 98 and a 6X CD-ROM for Windows users.
Describes it as a photo safari designed to help students gain an
understanding of biodiversity and its importance to the survival of
all species. Says that the program was developed by WNET-TV,
producer of the award-winning "Nature" television series and
offers students the opportunity to explore wild East African
locales, discover animals hidden in their natural habitats, and
create a video documentary based on their findings. Calls it one of
the most user-friendly programs ever seen and a "must" for any
class studying Africa. Rated five on a scale of one to five.
Includes one screen display and a scorecard.
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