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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: 

Gear up for Global Big Day 2017!

Gear up for Global Big Day 2017!

May is when the birds return to much of the United States and Canada. This Saturday, May 13, 2017, birders around the world will be counting and documenting bird sightings as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Global Big Day event. The event is not just for birding enthusiasts, anyone can participate and count birds from any location.

"One of the great things about birding is that you can always find a bird nearby no matter where you are,” said Sherwood Snyder, birding enthusiast and director of product management here at Wildlife Acoustics. “Birding is a very accessible hobby. Depending on your schedule, you can spend fifteen minutes or many hours searching for and observing birds. I never leave home without binoculars!”

Sherwood has a few recommendations for those interested in participating in the Global Big Day or for anyone who would like to get more involved in birding. 

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!

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