I found a fun app – great for kids and adults. Instant Wild lets you subscribe to various motion-sensor cameras mounted on game preserves around the globe. The cameras snap photos when there is motion and you are alerted that a new photo is available. In the app you can see the latest and, if you are able, identify the animal you see in the picture. This reminds me a lot of Africam which is streaming cameras from Africa.
The app is from EDGE which stands for Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered. This is a global conservation initiative to focus specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history. While the app is fun – I encourage you and your kids to take some time to visit EDGE also and learn more about what they do and how you might be able to help.
Select which cameras you would like to subscribe to
The app will show the 40 most recent photos from the cameras you are subscribed to
Click on any image to see it larger and be able to use the on screen guide to identify which animal it is or mark as unknown/other
The app is currently only for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc) and is free. You can also see the photos on the EDGE site if you do not have a device to install the app on. It is a nice quick break to share with your kids when new photos come in and a great jumping off point for learning about animals and environments around the world. Remember, keep the kids minds active this summer!
Have you tried this app yet? Do you like this type of app?
DISCLOSURE: None, I found this app on my own and am sharing with my readers.
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