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Camera trapping with Virginia Teachers

Submitted by Megan Blance on February 12, 2018 - 2:11pm

The Eyes on Wildlife project is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Friends of the National Zoo, and teachers in the Front Royal, Virginia area to bring eMammal citizen science to middle school and high school students. Teachers can use eMammal lesson plans created using Virginia Standards of Learning as well as collect their own data for analysis in the classroom.

We are online!

Submitted by SCBI Staff on November 21, 2017 - 4:16pm

The first eMammal project in Australia is now up and running!  This project represents a collaboration between three indigenous ranger programs with support from WWF Australia, in the Western Kimberley region which is part of the state of Western Australia.  The three ranger groups came together back in June 2017 and over a period of 3 days put out over 50 camera traps across a large portion of area that includes the traditional lands of the Yawuru, Karajarri, Nyikina and Mangala peoples. Our goal was to look for the elusive, rare spectacled hare-wallaby and find it we did!

Critter Camera Sliver Award Project

Submitted by Amelia Howard on October 19, 2017 - 7:22pm

We decided to do the Critter Camera project for our Silver Award for Girl Scouts. To get started on the Critter Camera project you will need to contact someone from Triangle Land Conservancy. After you do this, you will have to complete an online training including information about the camera details, eMammal, and how to complete the Critter Camera Project. The camera used for this project is motion sensored, so it takes pictures when it detects movement.

eMammal Animals Inspire "Poems for Your Pocket"

Stephanie Schuttler's picture
Submitted by Stephanie Schuttler on April 26, 2017 - 5:07pm

In honor of "Poem in Your Pocket Day," students of Lena Deskins' 5th grade class at Sandy Ridge Elementary School took to their pens using eMammal camera trap photos as their muse. Students were inspired by coyotes, deer, squirrels, and turkeys. They are participating in an experiment to see how animals react to novel objects (in this case, a plastic lawn flamingo!). Not only did they get fantastic animal shots, but they also observed a coyote biting the flamingo, a man trying to take the flamingo, and a boy messing with the camera.