The Wonderful World of Bats! Visitors will enter the exotic world of bats using amazing photos and recorded bat calls. 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 rainforest, and us. Learn about echolocation. See vivid photos of
tropical fruit bats, the tiny bumblebee bat, the vampire bat, Townsend’s Big-Eared Bat, and the
Pallid Bat. Learn about echolocation calls, hibernation, and migration.
After the slide show, children can create their own bat T-shirts using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and cutouts. Children may purchase heavy cotton shirts ($5.00), or bring their own.
Jerry Schneider, inventor of the award-winning Butterfly Game, has presented nature programs in schools and libraries for the past 13 years throughout the eastern U.S. His programs help inspire youth and adults alike to pay more attention to our friends – the butterflies, bees, bats, and other pollinators.