Social Media Toolkit

6 Ways to Be Social During #BatWeek 2019

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Here are some ways you can get involved with #BatWeek on social media – we invite you to join in the conversation.

  1. Like, follow, share and retweet posts on BatWeek Facebook page or BatWeek Twitter
  2. Always use #BatWeek on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts. Here are some ideas:
    • Talk about why bats are important to you.
    • Share photos of people building bat houses, planting trees, or other activities that help bats.
    • Post picture of bats native to your area.
    • Use the Bat emoji.
  3. Add the Bat Week Twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture: https://twibbon.com/Support/bat-week
  4. Join the Tweet Storm on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, 1 – 2 PM ET. During this time, all Bat Week partners will tweet and retweet Bat Week related posts and graphics. Every single tweet will include the hashtag, #BatWeek. The goal of the Twitter storm is to trend #BatWeek on Twitter and raise awareness in the Twitter community and to our followers on bat education and conservation. The posts will provide bat facts, including habitat and health issues and benefits of bats to our ecosystem. They will also dispel bat myths and empower audiences to contribute to bat conservation efforts.
  5. We’ve chosen to highlight 5 species of concern. Can you share a story, photo, video about one of these bats and the impact it has on your area?
    • Northern long-eared bat
    • Greater long-nosed bat
    • Florida bonneted bat
    • Townsend’s big-eared bat
    • Indiana bat
  6. Consider using these themes for talking about Bats.
    • Thursday, 10/24 – Benefits of Bats
    • Friday, 10/25 – Cool Bat Facts (#FunFactFriday)
    • Saturday, 10/26 – Bat Haiku
    • Sunday, 10/27 – Share Bat Photos!
    • Monday 10/28 – Threats to Bats
    • Tuesday 10/29 – 5 Bat Species of Concern (see next bullet)
    • Wednesday 10/30 – Twitter Storm! 1 – 2 PM ET.
    • Thursday 10/31 – How I Will Help Bats

Sample Posts

  • Bats save farmers billions of dollars on pest control every year! Support your local farms by protecting bats year round. Check out batcon.org to find out how you can help! #BatWeek
  • No matter where you live, there are likely bats nearby. These unique mammals are vital to the health of our planet through pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal. Next time you see one flying by you at night, be thankful to have them around! #BatWeek
  • Bats need your help! White-nose Syndrome has devastated bat populations since it was first discovered in 2007. Today, WNS is found in 33 US states and 7 Canadian provinces. Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the fungus that causes WNS, has been found in 38 US states. Head to whitenosesyndrome.org to learn what is being done to fight for bats and how you can get involved. #BatWeek
  • #BatWeek is almost here! Check out batweek.org for some great ideas to help raise awareness in your neighborhood and beyond.
  • One tequila, two tequila, three tequila…. While we don’t endorse excess drinking, some of our favorite adult beverages are brought to us by bats! Check out batweek.org for some great cocktail tips! #BatWeek

Key Social Media Accounts

Organization Twitter Facebook Instagram
BatWeek @Bat_Week @BatWeek N/A
Bat Conservation International @BatConIntl @BatCon @BatConservationInternational
Lubee Bat Conservancy @BatConservancy @LubeeBatConservancy @LubeeBatConservancy
National Park Service @NatlParkService @nationalparkservice @nationalparkservice
Parks Canada @ParksCanada @ParksCanada @Parks.Canada
The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative @CWHCRCSF @cwhcrcsf
The Save Lucy Campaign @SaveLucyTheBat @TheSaveLucyCampaign @TheSaveLucyCampaign
The Wildlife Habitat Council @WildlifeHC @wildlifehabitatcouncil N/A
US Fish and Wildlife Service @USFWS @usfws @usfws
US Forest Service @forestservice @USForestService @U.S.ForestService
US Geological Survey @USGS @USGeologicalSurvey @usgs
Wildlife Acoustics @WildlifeAcoust @WildlifeAcoustics @WildlifeAcoustics
Wildlife Conservation Society @TheWCS @TheWCS @TheWCS
Bureau of Land Management @BLMNational @BLMNational @mypubliclands

Learn more about bats, white nose syndrome, the national response, and our partners at www.whitenosesyndrome.org.