Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Camera trap history and techniques

Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Road Dayton, MN 55369 website

Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Road
Dayton, MN 55369

Offal Wildlife Watching

Remote cameras are increasingly being used for research to observe wildlife behavior, estimate populations, and find rare species. We will talk about the history of camera trapping, different settings, and different techniques used for different research questions. We will also take a short hike around the Elm Creek trails to look at different camera sets and talk about current research taking advantage of this tool including the Offal Wildlife Watching project. We will also have a unique opportunity to watch a gut pile live through a spotting scope.

Part indoor classroom and part outdoor classroom. Dress for the day's weather conditions.

The course cost is $25 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Amy Rager

Amy holds a BA in Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica and a MEd in Environmental Leadership and Learning from the University of MN. With over 30 years of experience in cooperative extension, Amy's career has been dedicated to intertwining her work with a passion for the environment. Since its inception in 2005, she has been an integral part of the Minnesota Master Naturalist program. Hailing from the Duluth area, Amy is a true native Minnesotan who has always cherished the outdoors, finding joy in sharing her love and knowledge with others.

Sponsor Information

Eastman Nature Center

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