Has iNaturalist considered offering live streaming of nature videos as a Feature?
We are installing bird boxes in an open-space area in Lincoln, CA. We would like to involve local students in monitoring the boxes. We cannot have dozens of children hiking out into this particular open space due to the rules under which the open space was established. But there is good cell phone coverage in the area and there is a public walking trail about 50 yards from where the bird boxes will be located. So our idea would be that one of the open-space managers could walk out to the box, place a cell phone in or on the box (with a hole to see through, and the students could see live video from inside the box on their cell phones. We know this is possible with live streaming on a Facebook account. But we see some potential problems:
- Some parents might not want their children signing up for Facebook, or any similar public social media service.
- The costs for the “cell phone data” to do the streaming might begin to add up over time.
- Could 20 students all trying to view the same video at the same time from the same cell tower cause delays of the video stream?