Candid Critters – NC Museum of Natural Sciences


About Candid Critters: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences runs a citizen science project called Candid Critters, using cameras on motion sensors to study wildlife. Through this project, public participants from across North Carolina help monitor populations of deer, coyotes, and other vertebrates.

What the scientist(s) seek: Artists who work in photography or video, printmaking, artists books,  or mixed media might find that these photographs provide rich material to work with. Also artists with an interest in using maps or scientific data might find this project particularly inspiring.

What art partners would do: We are open to your ideas.  Perhaps someone with experience in graphic design would be useful, maybe someone interested in producing an artful coloring book / field guide for kids. What do you envision? Stephanie Schuttler of NCMNS will visit AS IF Center in April to explore ways of working together. We would start with a conversation by email to see if your work is of interest, then we’ll go from there.

Where this partnership might lead: An artist working with this project might develop a project that could be exhibited at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, or might be included in future grant projects.

How to get the conversation started: Email Nancy at AS IF Center with a short description of your work, why you’re interested, with a link to your art website or a few attached samples of your work.