NORTHWEST BALTIMORE – High school students are taking on dangerous Navy missions in a virtual environment.
The Nimitz, the Navy’s virtual reality experience, is presented at Mergenthaler High School on Wednesday and Thursday.
It will also be shown on Saturday, Sept. 11 with local Baltimore Sea cadets at Severna Park.
The VR experience allows people to pilot a high-speed Navy assault ship or extract Navy SEAL from enemy territory.
These kids, they come out, they’re excited, “said Lt. Alisha Maitland-White.” After experiencing the trailer, they have a lot of questions. A lot of kids didn’t even know the different opportunities there were for them, so it’s a good experience for them. ”
VR is fun, but it’s also educational.
The event teaches participants about the different careers offered by the Navy, as well as the scholarship opportunities provided by the branch.