DCEFF brings Chasing Coral: The VR Experience, to the Nation's Capital

Chase coral alongside Zackery Rago, at the Environmental Film Festival coming to DC this March.

Environmental Film Festival DC (DCEFF) will feature Chasing Coral’s virtual reality (VR) experience March 17th and 24th (Photos Courtesy of The Ocean Agency and DCEFF)

Environmental Film Festival DC (DCEFF) will feature Chasing Coral’s virtual reality (VR) experience March 17th and 24th (Photos Courtesy of The Ocean Agency and DCEFF)

An Environmental Film Festival is coming to the Nation’s Capital this March, bringing DC a taste of virtual reality. The event’s VR Shorts offer attendees a chance to immerse themselves in the natural world, including coral reefs— for free.

Chasing Coral VR

The festival will feature Chasing Coral’s 6 minute VR experience on March 17th and 24th at the Carnegie Institution for Science. For those unfamiliar with Chasing Coral, its a Netflix documentary capturing the 2016 mass-bleaching off Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. The Chasing Coral VR experience follows “coral nerd” Zackary Rago on a behind-the-scenes glimpse into filming this disheartening event.

(Photo courtesy of The Ocean Agency)

(Photo courtesy of The Ocean Agency)

Can’t Attend? Request Access to the VR Experience

Don’t fret. Chasing Coral gives coral enthusiasts the option to request VR access. Their experience is compatible with many free VR smartphone apps— but should be viewed through a headset to get the full effect.