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.