National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes
June 7 - August 30, 2009
Scientists have long observed animal behavior. But what are Earth's creatures up to when we aren't around? How do they interact with other animals? Where do they feed and how do they hunt? Crittercam, a compact research tool safely worn by wildlife, provides the answers by capturing video, sound, and environmental data - all without human interference. This multimedia exhibit introduces you to Crittercam's sometimes-surprising findings, and lets you experience the world from an entirely new perspective. Viewing stations featuring firsthand footage of animals in their habitats put you in the center of the action. Activities, including a Build-a-Cam computer interactive, let you explore the nuts and bolts of this device, and an interactive Expedition Atlas details deployments across the globe. Throughout your visit, discover how Crittercam continues to revolutionize animal research, and learn how its findings have uncovered ways to protect our planet's creatures and the environment we share.