The science of bioacoustics now in your classroom.
“... the Echo Meter Touch ends up being an economical way to teach about one of the marvels of nature.” 'A' RATING.
“...Bat detecting has never been so fun and educational!”
– Helena Bat Group
“...The Echo Meter Touch is truly, very easy to use. Operation of the iPad application is intuitive, and I found it to be a spontaneous, and fun learning experience!”
– Al Milano, Bat Detector Blogspot
Wildlife Acoustics and Bat Conservation International have teamed up to bring you a complete solution for teaching your students about bioacoustics – the exciting science of understanding our natural world through sound.
Your lessons will revolve around one of the most intriguing uses of sound in nature – bat echolocations. The system includes everything you need to make learning fun and engaging – hardware, software and a comprehensive curriculum guide.
Echo Meter Touch brings the science of bioacoustics to life by helping students identify the bat species flying over their heads. The bats’ ultrasonic echolocations are translated into sounds the students can hear in real-time. The software lets them record the echolocations for playback or classroom. It all combines to make learning more engaging, fun – and just plain cool!
The Discover Bats! Curriculum Guide and DVD bring bat biology to life with dozens of detailed lessons on bat species, habitats and biology. Each Discover Bats! book comes with a Quick Start Guide. You get a school week’s worth of lessons. Nicely organized into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels, the Quick Start Guide provides easy-to-follow lesson plans, applicable to grade school, middle school and high school science and biology class needs.
The Ultrasonic Module is a core component of Echo Meter Touch. Its built-in ultrasonic microphone senses ultrasonic signals up to 125 kHz. The Module digitizes the signal and transmits the ultrasonic data to the iPad or iPhone. Simply plug the Ultrasonic Module into the Lightning Connector of your iOS device and you can immediately start monitoring, recording and analyzing bat echolocations.
The basic Echo Meter Touch app is free in the Apple App Store. Its full-color spectrogram shows real time information about the frequency and duration of bat echolocations. Scroll through echolocations with a swipe of your finger. Pinch and zoom the spectrogram for different views while you continue to listen to and record bats in your area.
The Wi-Fi Export feature lets you export bat recordings via wi-fi or iTunes on your computer. If GPS is activated on your device, Echo Meter Touch will tag your recordings with useful location data.
The Echo Meter Touch Bat Auto-ID feature is available as an in-app purchase. The features lets you quickly and accurately identify which bats species are near you.