Wildlife Acoustics Bloggers

Nicole Wright

STEM tips and resources for girls

STEM tips and resources for girls

One of the great things about how easy it is to use the Echo Meter Touch is that it allows kids to learn about bats, acoustics, and citizen science. In fact, we set up a list of links for students to get Echo Meter Touch for their classroom at our STEM resources page.

Following a request from one of our website visitors, we’ve just added a brand new resource specifically for girls who are interested in STEM. National Girls Collaborative Project is an organization that helps girls get involved in STEM via mini grants. Find new mini grant opportunities here.

Though women make up half the college educated population, fewer than 50% of those involved in the rapidly growing STEM fields are female. For tips on how you can get your female students or children into STEM, you can also check out this page that was recently brought to our attention, which provides tips and links on how to get girls involved in STEM!

Making the move from Song Scope to Kaleidoscope 4.0

Making the move from Song Scope to Kaleidoscope 4.0

Earlier this week, we announced our breakthrough new product, Kaleidoscope Pro 4.0 with Cluster Analysis.

Kaleidoscope 4.0  allows you to quickly sort through massive acoustic audio recording collections to detect vocalizations and sort them according to similarity into "clusters" which can then be quickly reviewed, marked, and exported to other statistical analysis tools like Excel, R, and MatLab.  These clusters can also be used to create classifiers which can find those similar vocalizations in your other recording data. 

You may have built classifiers (recognizers) in the past using our Song Scope software. If so, we believe you will be even happier with how easy and efficient it is to build classifiers with the new Cluster Analysis feature in Kaleidoscope Pro 4.0. 

Echo Meter Touch facilitates the UK's First Deaf-Led bat walk

Echo Meter Touch facilitates the UK's First Deaf-Led bat walk

On July 17th, 2016, the Echo Meter Touch was a part of history on the UK’s first deaf-led bat walk. The bat walk was the idea of Alisdair Grant, Deaf Alumni Program Manager at Deaf Unity. Grant had been working towards his bat license and wanted to get the deaf community involved in his passion for bats. Together with the Heritage Ability Project (created by Living Options Devon to make heritage sites more accessible) they planned to build the bat walk into a free Open Day event at Cockington Country Park.

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