Learn about local animal population monitoring through wildlife camera traps. Motion sensor cameras take photos of animals passing by and record the date, time, and temperature of the sighting. Reviewing the data helps us develop baseline data for the diversity and abundance of local animal populations. Wildlife cameras also help us monitor changes in diversity, abundance and animal behaviour over time. Encouraging students to set up a trail cam on their first day to Vargas Island provides an opportunity for students to learn from the land mammals we share this environment with.
Communication, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking