Tag Archives: animal identification

Remote Camera Rainforest

Tristen Dodder

For my citizen science project I was going through different photos of a rainforest taken from what I assume was a remote camera set up.  I was meant to look for animals and either they’re really good at hiding or their was nothing their.  In one photo in particular though I did manage to spot some type of monkey I wasn’t sure what it was but in the end it was the only thing I could find.  Apparently the camouflage they evolved to use was fairly effective


Wildlife Watch

Maddie Harris

Citizen Science Project

I spent a few hours on the Wildwatch Kenya project through Zooniverse. It seemed simple enough. The site presented you with a picture and you said whether or not an animal was present and they had parameters you used to identify the animal present. Then you said how many there were, what they were doing, and if there were any young animals present. For the most part, the pictures were of empty skies and brush. It was really exciting when an animal popped up in the next picture. Then the hard part began: correctly identifying the animals. I worry that I may have classified the deer-like animals incorrectly. I looked for distinct marking and identifiers, but some were just too far away or out of focus for me to name with confidence. It was really cool to see animals I never knew existed, like the Guinea Fowl or the Zorilla. And the pictures of Zebras up close were stunning. I really enjoyed looking for the animals in the images; it was such an easy way to contribute to scientific research.


Forest Animal Identification

Arianna Paul

As my citizen science project, I entered the site zooniverse.org to find a project I was interested in. After some deciding, I chose to do the WildCam Darien project. This was a task where citizens could analyze images taken from forests and classify animals that were visible within the pictures. I completed about a dozen of these pictures, classifying over twenty animals. Some of them were quite difficult, as I could not identify any animals inside at the moment, and yet with close observation, I was able to discover them. This project is very useful to scientists because sometimes, scientists collect way too much data and they are unable to analyze it all. And so, they call upon citizens of science to help them.

Elephant Expedition Project

Kiara Rivas

Citizen Science Project

The citizen science project I chose to participate in was the elephant expedition project on zooniverse.org. I was drawn by this project because I have an admiration for elephants and I was interested to see why scientists wanted to keep track of them. After looking more into the task, I realized that scientists are trying to study the location of these animals by setting up hidden cameras and using motion detectors to capture photos of the elephants. They are doing this to protect the location from poachers who are trying to hunt the elephants for their ivory tusks. For this project, I had to view some of the photos that were captured and classify what was in the picture. Most of the photos contained elephants, however, a few of them were just pictures of shrubs and grass, and occasionally there was a photo of a gorilla or an indistinguishable creature. Overall, I thought it was really interesting to analyze these photos and do something to help a scientist conserve wildlife.

Ocean Fish

Anthony Khalifeh



For this citizen science project I did on where you identified different species of fish in the ocean and you label them and for some say what they are doing. This is important because there is a lot of ocean and scientists cannot work to label all of it and need help due to the size of the operation. I learned about all the different types of fish and other species that live in parts of the ocean that I didn’t believe were that biologically diverse. This impacts the science community by easing the load on scientists and allowing them to do other tasks so they can do important that might be more important at that time.

Chicago Wildlife

Derric Nguyen

Ms. Doskocil


11 December 2015

Citizen Science Project

Chicago Wildlife Watch After going through http://www.chicagowildlifewatch.org/#/classify, I learned the different types of animals that live in Chicago. Not only did I learn the types of animals inhabited in Chicago, but the type of foot prints they leave, the size of the foot prints, the space in between, and the seasons these animals usually walk around in. I learned that usually animals are tracked when snow falls, and the foot prints are clearly visible. There were animals that I did not expect to have such large paw/foot prints; these animals are usually really small, but their foot prints were not proportioned with their body size.

This project has revealed to me the types of animals in Chicago, and before going through Chico Wildlife Watch, I learned that there is more to the City of Wind other than the skyscrapers and the powerful winds gusting through the city. This website educated me on the color of the animals, their prints as they tread through snow, the length between each print, and their usual habitats within Chicago.

Seafloor Explorer

Tatum Witt

Science National Honors Society

Citizen Science Project

I did the Seafloor Explorer, I helped by identifying the different creatures and what the floor was covered in. I got to learn what different creatures look like on the seafloor and I learned how to identify the difference between dead and alive scallops. I got to see different types of seafloors. I did this project to understand how to identify creatures on the seafloor and see what fish in the ocean live on the floor. I feel like I know more about the ocean and what lives on the seafloor. I could teach someone about the creatures on the seafloor.

Website: http://www.seafloorexplorer.org/?_ga=1.47795303.1729590205.1449782127#!/classify/ground-cover