How can I purchase a camera trap for my classroom?
Many of our activities are based off camera trap images. If you’re interested in purchasing a camera trap of your own, keep in mind that costs can vary greatly. Many brands – such as Reconyx, Moultrie, Bushnell, and Browning – sell models at a range of price points. While photo quality and durability in the field do generally increase with price, there are a lot of fantastic options available for those with smaller budgets. In addition to the camera trap itself, potential buyers should also budget for batteries, camera cards, and a locking cable to deter theft. If you want to learn more, eMammal – an online photo repository for citizen scientists and researchers who use camera traps – offers excellent advice for those interested in buying a camera trap. We encourage you to visit eMammal’s website for more information.