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Our kids are drawing science from cartoons

Our kids are drawing science from cartoons

Trying to raise environmentally conscious children in a world filled with iPads and televisions is an ever-constant challenge. As a mother of a young daughter I struggle to make her aware of the biology in the world around her.

Yet more and more, I’m finding it might not be as difficult as I thought. Lately I’ve seen cartoons that are not only teaching scientific concepts, but that are on the cutting edge of biological education. For years I’ve praised and pointed anyone who would listen to The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Episode 112 about bat echolocation as a fine example of science in cartoons (and of what we do at Wildlife Acoustics).

The show illustrates the science of echoes and how bats use them to navigate and forage in a way that any young child could appreciate.

Echo Meter Touch and the Kaleidoscope UK bat auto-ID software at The National Bat Conference, 2013

Echo Meter Touch and the Kaleidoscope UK bat auto-ID software at The National Bat Conference, 2013

We can't wait for the National Bat Conference, The Bat Conservation Trust's largest annual event, this year from September 13th-15th. Almost 400 bat researchers and biologists will be at conference, which is taking place at the University of Warwick.

We've got a lot of exciting things planned for the weekend, so to make sure you don’t miss out, we’re giving you the rundown:

Our founder, Ian Agranat, will be presenting, "What Bat Was That?", background on research efforts into Kaleidoscope on Sunday the 15th. You won't want to miss it!

Ultrasonic is now ultra cool.

Ultrasonic is now ultra cool.

Our founder, Ian Agranat, unveiled the revolutionary Echo Meter Touch in Costa Rica to a select group at the International Bat Researchers Conference earlier this week. We couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.

With the EchoMeter EM3+, we made an ergonomic-yet-powerful bat detecting tool that could fit in your pocket. Now, we’ve made one for what’s already in your pocket.

The new Echo Meter Touch works with the iOS devices you already own. That means your iPhone, iPhone Touch, and iPad will be your next bat detecting devices. Imagine your bat passes in stunning, zoomable, full color spectragrams, all at your fingertips. Recording and reviewing your passes will be more intuitive than ever…and the quality of the recordings are simply superb.

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

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