Skip to Content

Explore nature through a virtual lens.

Clemson University’s Virtual Reality and Nature Lab applies an interdisciplinary, technological focus to the study of people’s connections and interactions with the natural world.

The lab has two areas of primary focus. Lab researchers:

  1. Conduct both basic and applied research on the therapeutic effects of simulated natural environments on human health and well-being.
  2. Look for ways to evaluate and ultimately enhance the frequency, richness, and meaningfulness of nature-based connections and interactions.

Research is conducted by researchers at Clemson University and at affiliate institutions throughout the United States.

Vision: 

A world in which everyone prioritizes safe, accessible nature for our collective health and happiness.

Mission:

Developing solutions to societal issues through studying people’s experiences with nature, both physical and simulated.

Lab Culture:

We foster creative, passionate, intrinsically-motivated people who appreciate beauty and want to make the world a better place.

Virtual Reality and Nature Lab People

Meet our researchers

PEOPLE

Virtual Reality and Nature Lab Research

Explore current projects

RESEARCH

 

Virtual Reality and Nature Lab News

Lab News

WHAT'S NEW

Virtual Reality and Nature Lab Contact

Contact Us

FIND US

 

 

Join our lab team!

The Virtual Reality and Nature Lab at Clemson University is looking for students who want the opportunity to participate in a broad array of research projects focused on making the world a better place. Email vrnnaturelab@gmail.com for details.

Upcoming Events

SEP23

Global Challenges Course Design Sessions

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Watt Family Innovation Center or virtual (details will be shared for those who register)

SEP27

Global Challenges Course Design Sessions

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Watt Family Innovation Center or virtual (details will be shared for those who register)

SEP28

Clemson University School of Health Research Fall Information Ex...

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium