The Wonderful World of Bats!

This program brings students into the exotic world of bats,
and introduces them to echolocation. What is it? Why do bats echolocate? Why can’t we hear
them? Are bats blind? We’ll answer these questions and more.
Audiences will learn how vital bats are for maintaining a healthy environment (did you know
that a Little Brown Bat eats up to 1000 mosquitoes in one night?). Via interactive dialogue and
slides, children move beyond old stereotypes, to an understanding of the importance of bats for
farmers, fruit growers, the rain forest, and us. See vivid photos of tropical fruit bats, the vampire
bat, and some of our local bats. We will learn about bats in our attics, vampire bats, bat
eyesight, echolocation, migration and hibernation. Eyes light up at such phenomenal creatures
as Townsend’s Big Eared Bat, and the Pallid Bat. We will also listen to bat echolocation calls
that are slowed down through a bat detector.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
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