WATCH Ep.1 Amazing Bats

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!

This episode will launch here on Tuesday 25th October at 1pm. The batty fun continues after the 15 minute webcasts with our online Twitter Q&A and the classroom activities below!

Chat with the Bat Squad on Twitter

Our Bat Squad members will be ready to answer your questions on Twitter after the webcast! 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.

Get Batty in the Classroom - Calculate the Value of Bats

There are many reasons for students to care about bats. They are fascinating and beautiful animals. In this activity, students will use math skills to learn about the ecological and economic impacts of bats. Students will also use communication skills to convey the importance of bats to our economy and natural world and the potential effects of White- Nose Syndrome.

Calculate the Value of Bats - Download

Help Us Create More Batty Resources – Evaluation Surveys for Teachers and Students

Are you an educator who loves bats or one who is interested in helping improve educational resources? We need your help! We believe that educational resources like the Bat Squad! webcasts are extremely important and that they can lead to positive changes in the attitudes of students. These changes can be measured, but we need the help of formal and non-formal educators like you.

We are looking for educators who would be willing to complete a short, pre- and post-survey along with their students. Each survey only takes about 10 minutes. To participate, you and your students would need to commit to watching one or more of our Bat Squad! webcasts and/or complete one of our classroom activities that are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. We’ll provide the surveys and cover the cost of mailing.

Your feedback will help shape our future work and will help ensure that we are creating high-quality resources. You can download the surveys below to print yourself or contact Katie Jepson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your number of students and we will mail them to you free of charge. Included will be a prepaid envelope to mail the surveys back to us care of:

Dianne Odegard
Bat Conservation International
500 Cap. Of texas Hwy N, Building 1
Austin, TX
78746, US

Thank you for your help!

Instructions for teachers to read to students - Download

Teacher Bat Squad webinars PRE survey - Download

Student Bat Squad webinars PRE survey - Download

Teacher Bat Squad webinars POST survey - Download

Student Bat Squad webinars POST survey - Download