Trail cams for science! Developed by U-M’s Dr. Nyeema Harris, this project uses trail cameras to photograph wildlife throughout the state to help understand populations, migrations, and other ecological dynamics. You can help by identifying critters caught on camera.
Congratulations! Nearly 200 people in Washtenaw County took over 1,500 pictures of 500+ species of local plants and wildlife for the City Nature Challenge. Even if you missed the challenge, there's plenty of time to get familiar with fungi, identify insects, and recognize reptiles. iNaturalist is FREE and available for you to use anywhere in the world at any time.
Recordings of the City Nature Challenge Live Discussions explore the features and functionality of iNaturalist.org with the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation, University of Michigan Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Museum of Zoology, and members of the community.
A protein’s shape determines its function. Run simulations of protein folding and movement on your personal computer to help scientists learn more about proteins and their role in diseases.
The shape of a protein allows it to function: new fold, new function! Solve puzzles and virtually “fold” proteins to better understand (and potentially) treat diseases, including the novel coronavirus.