BAT WEEK OCTOBER 24 - 31, 2020
Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature
BAT WEEK IS AN ANNUAL, INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE ROLE OF BATS IN NATURE
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About Bat Week
Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night - eating tons of insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees.
Mister G, Latin GRAMMY award winner and children’s author and song writer, has just launched a song in honor of bat week. Check out Mister G’s website and his new, really cool song, “Bats on the Brink”! Fluent in a broad range of genres and styles, Mister G collaborates widely with internationally renowned musicians, both…
Build a Bat House
Building and installing a bat house can make a difference for bats and help promote a healthy environment. Download our instructional handbook on how to build a bat house.
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Do you accept the Bat Hero Challenge? To be a Bat Hero, complete one task from each section below in September through October. Work with a grown-up, teacher or in a team. Once you complete your selected tasks, tell us what you accomplished in an email to Bat Week Chairman and we will send you a thank you from the Bat Week conservation partners! LEARN ABOUT BATS (complete at least one) Download and color the Bat Heroes comic page and…Find out more »
Do you accept the Bat Hero Challenge? To be a Bat Hero, complete one task from each section below under the headings of Learn, Take Action and Share in September through October. Once you complete your selected tasks, tell us what you accomplished in an email to Bat Week Chairman and we will send you a thank you from the Bat Week conservation partners! LEARN ABOUT BATS (complete at least one) * Read Why Bats Matter or Bats are Important…Find out more »
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Threats Bats are Facing
Bats are in decline nearly everywhere they are found. These amazing animals face a multitude of threats including habitat loss, pesticide use, destruction of roost sites, over-harvesting for bush-meat, climate change; and much more.
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