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Goal Collect, store, and share camera trap data with citizen science.
Task Set out our cameras, see what animals you can find!
Where Front Royal, 22630 VA 22630 None

eMammal is a system for collecting, storing, and sharing camera trap data. The system is designed not only for scientists, but also for anyone who wants to join in the fun and discovery of camera trapping through citizen science. Professional and volunteer camera trappers use our software to look at pictures, identify animals, and upload them to the Smithsonian Data Repository for review and storage. These data are useful for addressing important scientific and conservation questions, and the pictures provide a unique view into the hidden world of wildlife.

Project Timing Depends on the project you are joining as a volunteer camera trapper. We do camera trapping year round, but specifically in Virginia, we break for the winter Nov-Mar.
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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), Adults, Families
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike
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Tags animals, biodiversity, biology, camera trapping, conservation, ecology, mammals, wildlife
Project Updated 05/23/2018