Virtual Class: DIY Wildlife Camera Trapping

*This event has been updated to be hosted online in a virtual format! See details below.*

Saturday, April 25, 2020
10am – 11:30am

Meet ONLINE using Zoom
FREE, donations welcome
Ages 13 and up welcome (youth under 13 welcome with parental supervision)

Discover the wildlife in your own backyard through the non-invasive monitoring technique of “camera trapping” – using motion-sensing cameras to record the creatures who pass by. Pepperwood’s Wildlife Specialist, Steven Hammerich, will guide you through the basics of how to choose and use a camera, as well as best practices for setting up a successful camera trap location. Explore common dos and don’ts, as well as the essentials of identifying the local fauna who may star in your photos. Learn more about Pepperwood’s Wildlife Picture Index (WPI), the first of its kind in North America, which is helping us understand wildlife at Pepperwood and beyond to advance the conservation of wildlife corridors and habitat throughout our region. Steven manages many aspects involved in the WPI project, including field work, data collection and management, equipment, and volunteer and intern support.

This class will consist of a multimedia presentation, followed by a live Q&A session with the instructor.

*This class will be held online using the Zoom meeting platform. Once you register, you will be emailed the link and instructions on how to join the Zoom Meeting at the scheduled time. You can join this class using a computer, smartphone, or tablet – in your web browser or by downloading the Zoom application.

We are offering this class free of charge, but graciously accept donations which support our continued ability to offer our Education Programs to the community. Thank you!

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Register for this class using the secure form below.

For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Specialist, at or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

Early bird registration for Pepperwood members begins at 9am on Monday, December 2, 2019. Enter the code you received when you became a member to access early registration and to receive your discount. If you’re not sure about your membership status or don’t know the code, contact Sloane Shinn, Community Associate, at or (707) 591-9310 x 133. Click here to become a member today!

Registration for the general public begins at 9am on Monday, December 9, 2019.