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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.

The five types of educators who should be teaching about bats.

The five types of educators who should be teaching about bats.

Now back in stock, our popular Discover Bats! Curriculum Guide and DVD (from Bat Conservation International) 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, through high school science and biology class needs. Bundled with our Echo Meter Touch, it is a great way to introduce students to the fascinating world of bats.

Bat Week 2015 takes on a Guinness World Record Attempt and Capitol Hill!

Bat Week 2015 takes on a Guinness World Record Attempt and Capitol Hill!

What is Bat Week?

Bat Week (October 25-31) is an annual awareness campaign for bats. This year it includes a Signature Event on Capitol Hill, a social media campaign aimed to educate the public on bats, and a Guinness World Record attempt for Most Bat Houses Built in a Day. The record setting attempt will aptly be held on Halloween at multiple locations, including Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.

More about the Signature Event:

On October 27, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will be the featured guest along with other members of Congress and their staff, leading White-nose syndrome federal experts and policy makers at a reception on Capitol Hill to kick off the week long celebration. The evening includes bat house building, educational displays from partner organizations and bat-supported food and beverages. Wildlife Acoustics will also be there demonstrating the Echo Meter Touch as an example of how the latest technology can help us study bats!

About the Halloween Guinness World Record Attempt:

Halloween day (October 31st) will mark a Guinness World Record attempt for Most Bat Houses Built in a Day. Throughout the day, participants of all ages at designated sites around the globe will attempt to build thousands of bat houses to give bats new places to roost and raise their young. Want to participate? Find a nearby site at www.batweek.org.

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