Go To Bat for Bats!


There are many different ways to help bats and they are all important. These actions can help protect bats living in our backyards and in our communities. Because everyone has very different skills, resources, capacities, interests, and time, a variety of opportunities are being offered for the 2017 Bat Week Celebration, “Go to Bat for Bats.”

You don’t need special powers or a lot of money to participate. Just choose the activity that works best for you. We are offering up a ton of tools to help you get started. Below you will find actions both great and small that you can doto help conserve bats and the places where they live. Together, we can make the 2017 Bat Week a home run!

CREDIT: U.S. Forest Service

Play In the Big League!

You can help your local baseball and softball team celebrate Bat Week! Whether you play or watch a Pee Wee Team, Slow Pitch Softball Team, or an Adult Co-Ed League, you can get involved. Click here for a letter that you can modify to reach out to the team nearest you. Invite them to participate. Want to play a Bat Week version of baseball with friends? Click here for our “Go to Bat for Bats” game.

CREDIT: Organization for Bat Conservation

Take the Pledge!

Bats are amazing animals, however they face significant conservation challenges. You can make a difference! Download our “Go to Bat for Bats” Pledge and take action today. Our goal is to have 1,000 people pledge to help bats during Bat Week! 

CREDIT: Organization for Bat Conservation

Show your Batty Pride - Wear Your Bat Ears!

Bat ears are important and so cool! Take the #BatWeekChallenge - before you head out to the game, download our bat ears here. Cut them out and wear them to the ball field. And, don’t forget to post a selfie on our Facebook Page.

CREDIT: U.S. Forest Service

Host a Bat Week Party or Special Event!

We love a good party, and we are willing to bet that you do too. This year, we want you to host a Bat Week Party or other special event to get others excited about bats!

CREDIT: U.S. Forest Service

Proclaim Bat Week Locally!

Bat Week is a time to celebrate our bats and to spread the word about how we can help protect them. One great way to do this is to ask your town, city, or state officials to make a formal proclamation.

CREDIT: U.S. Forest Service

Free Battoos for Trick-or-Treaters

Grab your free temporary Bat tattoos to hand out during trick-or-treating here. Who wants candy? We want bat tattoos! Available while supplies last, so order yours now. Want to see the battoos? Click here.

CREDIT: Kim O’Keefe

Let Us Help You Plan - A Free Webinar!

Just for you, we have put together a webinar called, “Go to Bat for Bats: Planning for Bat Week 2017.” We’ll share a ton of great tools that you can use to have an amazing Bat Week Celebration. Rob Mies of the Organization for Bat Conservation and Sandy Frost with the Forest Service will share conservation and education opportunities and resources to help you increase awareness about bats and engage your community. Click here for the link to this one-hour webinar.