BAT SQUAD! is Next Week!
You don’t have to be an adult to help our bats.
Kids across North America are getting involved in bat conservation in their own backyards. From science projects to lunchtime bat groups to social media campaigns, there are many ways for kids to get involved with helping bats!
But don’t take our word for it – we have eight amazing kids from across the USA excited to share their batty experiences!
Bat Squad! will launch in Bat Week 2016
To celebrate Bat Week, Bat Conservation International along with the U.S. Forest Service, National Geographic’s Animal Jam and the National Conservation Training Center are excited to launch the Bat Squad! webcast series.
The Bat Squad! webcast series, is for kids by kids – featuring eight rising stars from across the USA that have been doing great bat education, research, and conservation activities. Each of our four webcasts consist of 15-minutes of amazing, action-oriented footage streamed live from BatWeek.org, each with matching classroom activities geared towards Next Generation Science Standards.
The series will dive into the efforts of these eight Bat Squad members to increase awareness on the benefits of bats, their habitats, the threats they face, and how you can become involved in conservation. The last classroom activity even gives you a chance to become an elite member of the Bat Squad!
The videos aim not only to teach, but also to inspire even more kids to get help our bats! The series is aimed at middle school students, but is suitable for all ages!
Live Q&A session with Bat Squad members
After you have watched the webcasts our Bat Squad members will be ready to answer your questions on Twitter! Join us on Twitter at 1.15pm EST to talk bats! You can join the conversation by using the hashtags #BatSquad and #BatWeek. The Bat Squad kids will be answering your questions from the @Bat_Week twitter account and other bat experts will be joining to conversation as well
Click on the links below to see where the webcasts will launch along with their matching classroom activities!
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The Bat Squad! are excited to share with you what makes bats amazing animals! From tiny echolocating bats to big fruit eating flying foxes, these fascinating creatures can be found all around the world and even in your own backyard!
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Kids can get involved in many different ways with bat conservation. From science projects to lunch time groups, the BatSquad! shares the exciting ways they have got involved in their own backyard!