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Virtual Ecology

Welcome to Virtual Ecology

Virtual Ecology is a collaborative project between professors, undergraduate, and graduate students. The goal of the project is to bring the natural environment of Kamiak Butte to students virtually through the exhibition of audio and video recordings; Virtual Reality (VR) experiences; and ecological knowledge.

Use the Virtual Ecology website to interact with various forms of digital media to help you understand Kamiak Butte’s Ecology.

Kamiak Butte County Park entrance sign.

Kamiak Butte VR

Virtually explore Kamiak Butte with an interactive virtual field field trip.
A Professional 360 camera with microphone attached to tripod in a forest.

360 Videos

Track monthly seasonal change at Kamiak Butte County Park in Virtual Reality (VR)
The ridgeline of Kamiak Butte surrounded by green wheat fields.

Resource Library

Browse the resource library to read article about Kamiak Butte's Ecology.

YouTube Channel

North American Porcupine in the night.

Wildlife Cameras

Bird's eye view of the forest at Kamiak Butte.

Drone Videos


Our partners include Whitman County Parks and Recreation, Resource Analysis, and the VR2GO lab in the College of Education at Washington State University.

Land Acknowledgment

Kamiak Butte is located on the homelands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe and the Palus Band people. We acknowledge their presence here since time immemorial and recognize their continuing connection to the land, to the water, and to their ancestors.

Official WSU Land Acknowledgement