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Photo: Nerds for Nature
Presented by Nerds for Nature
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location 96 Mitchel Canyon Fire Rd CA United States 94517
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

Smart phone or camera and home internet. Requires someone to have an account on either Flickr, Twitter, or Instagram.


Mount Diablo Fire Monitoring


Crowd-sourced time lapse of fire recovery
Visit four trailside signs, take photos, post to social media

Inspired by the USGS's Sam Droege (the man behind monitorchange.org), we're starting another project to turn park visitors into a remote sensor network! It's simple: Put up a sign asking people to set their cameras or phones in an angle bracket, take a photo, and post it with a hashtag to Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr. Then we harvest the photos and create timelapse views of change over time.




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