Bat Education with High School Students
Jon Boxall Uxbridge Secondary School, Durham District School Board
The start of the new school year is always busy, throw in two canoe trips within the first five weeks and it is downright chaotic. That's how its been here at Uxbridge Secondary School this semester with the Outer's Club heading to Algonquin Park and the Outdoor Education class venturing further north to Kilarney Provincial Park. Along on these trips are an Echo Meter Touch bat detector and occasionally a SM4BAT Recorder. Students gather at the water's edge at dusk to look for, and hopefully record, foraging bats. Back in the classroom students will process the recordings with Kaleidoscope software.
Over the past summer some bat recordings were collected at our Outdoor Education Center and these recordings will be analyzed by the students in the coming months.