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'Batgirl' Thrilled to Receive new Wildlife Acoustics Research Tools

'Batgirl' Thrilled to Receive new Wildlife Acoustics Research Tools

Though she's still in high school, Alexis "Batgirl" Valentine is already an award-winning bat researcher. In fact, the precocious and passionate teen has been studying bats since the third grade. When she isn't in the field or in school, she is out educating her peers and other scientists about the importance of bats and the threats that they are facing. 

We were very fortunate to meet Alexis at NASBR (annual North American Society of Bat Researchers conference) recently, where she was invited to speak. Merlin Tuttle introduced the prodigious young scientist to us and explained that one of her goals was to one day purchase our recording equipment for her work on bats in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. 

Our CEO and Founder Ian Agranat was so impressed and inspired by Alexis that he pledged to gift her with her very own Wildlife Acoustics equipment for her work. We loved seeing the look on her face from the photos her mom sent us when she opened her shipment of Wildlife Acoustics gear!  

Bat Week 2017: 5 Fun Ways to Get Involved

Bat Week 2017: 5 Fun Ways to Get Involved

The theme for Bat Week 2017 is Go To Bat for Bats! Bats need our help more than ever. Luckily, there are plenty of fun and simple ways to step up to the plate.

Here are 5 ways to get you started, right from the official BatWeek.org website: 

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.

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation Orginization for Bat Conservation Bat Conservation International Bat Conservation Trust Wildlife Habitat Counsil