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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

Teach and Learn

Teaching others about bats is rewarding. If you are an educator, parent, or other bat advocate, use the resources here to help build awareness and understanding about bats and learn at home or anywhere you can enlist a new bat hero.. Create opportunities to engage with others, either through virtual or in-person events and activities in any setting. Bat Week has pages you can print and share, activities for children, webinars for youth and adults, a cookbook for bat-assisted foods and beverages, and updates on the science of studying bats.

You can study and celebrate bats at any time of the year. Remember to share your love of bats with friends and family through social media and throughout your networks using the hashtags #BatWeek and #BatHero. You can be creative. You can be involved. You can be a Bat Hero!

Fun for all Ages

Bat Week Cookbook

A cookbook of goodies & treats made with bat-dependent ingredients.

Bat Hero Coloring Page

Download and color our comic book!

Candy Bar Wrapper

Print this Sheet - Cut out the bat and use it as a stencil.

Bat Hero Coloring Page

Download and color our comic book!

Origami Bat Instructions

Make a bat out of a sheet of paper.

All About Bats

Read about the truths and myths of bats. For more information about bats visit batslive.pwnet.org

The Bat Brigade Comic Book

Read our exciting coming book on the Bat Brigade.

Big-Eared Bat Finger Puppet

Read about the truths and myths of bats.

BUILD YOUR A BAT CAVE

Building a bat cave can be a great way to educate and energize kids to learn about bats and underground habitats, leading to conservation of both.

Bat Week in a box

BatWeek in a Box is a fun way to engage in BatWeek 2020 by participating in fun activities and making delicious treats that are made from bat supported ingredients. You can do these from the safety of your home or school, but know that around the world, others are taking these same actions!

If you are interested in downloading just one day’s activity or recipe, you will find the links below.

Informative Handouts & Presentations

PSA: BE NICE TO BATS

A short video that reminds people that bats are important to food.

Natural History of Bats

Use this information to determine how best to help different populations.

Threats to Bats

White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a disease affecting hibernating bats across the United States and Canada.

All About Bats Bat Fun Facts

Read about the truths and myths of bats.

Natural History of Forest & Cave Dwelling Bats

Use this information to determine how best to help different populations.

The Benefits of Bats

Insect control, pollination, and seed dispersal are just some of the ways bats help our ecosystems.

Bat Week Powerpoint

Powerpoint presentation on why bats are important to our ecosystem.

Gardening for Bats

With natural habitats declining, bats need all of us to use available green spaces to give them the food, water, and shelter they need.

Youth and Student Actions

Would you like to be a “bat Hero” and make a difference for bats in your area and all over the world?
  • Start a bat or nature club.
  • Contribute your art, poetry, and essays to conservation organizations.
  • Make a video about how wonderful bats are.
  • Ask your teacher to teach about bats.
  • Plant a garden for bats (that attracts yummy insects).
  • Ask for a bat-themed birthday party.
  • Study your personal habitat and help keep it clean and green.
  • Go outside.  Look for bats flying in the sky at sunset.  See them at work, catching insects.
  • Share that you care. Just telling people that you think bats are cool is a huge help!