The WWT Ambassadors and faculty and staff at Bucknell University have developed a hybrid lab involving both hands-on and virtual activities that focuses on the concept of parallax. This lab, designed for non-science undergraduates in an introductory astronomy class, combines real-time modeling in a terrestrial environment with detailed visualization using virtual environment software. Students are therefore able to both explore parallax as it is viewed astronomically and develop physical intuition for the concept by measuring it in real time.
At the CFA we have training sessions for WWT Ambassadors usually two to three times per year. We also can provide training to remote users via Skype and have traveled to do workshops. Training consists of teaching ambassadors how to use WWT, how to create tours, and how to work in classrooms or science fairs with children.