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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 Global, anywhere on the planet 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.

How to Join Click the "Request to join" button on this page to instantly notify the project leader of your interest!

We welcome participants of all ages, education levels, and backgrounds, there is something for everyone on eMammal. If you are interested in volunteering on a project click

Scientists and land managers can use eMammal to conduct research and monitoring projects. Educators and school groups can use eMammal curriculum and participate in real scientific research while also meeting curricula standards. Finally, animal lovers and nature enthusiasts will enjoy the wildlife pictures collected from around the world. Explore eMammal to see wildlife and do science.

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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Class Materials
Media Mentions
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Tags animals, biodiversity, biology, camera trapping, conservation, ecology, mammals, wildlife
Project Updated 12/21/2017