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 #BatWeek. You can be creative. You can be involved. You can be a Bat Hero!
Fun for Kids
Bat Week in a box
If you are interested in downloading just one day’s activity or recipe, you will find the links below.
- Day 1: Fight WNS Coloring Sheet; Motivation Smoothie Bowl
- Day 2: Bat Clip by Kami Koyamatsu; Pumpkin Chocolate Fudge
- Day 3: Pollinator Guide by BCI; Candy Bats!
- Day 4: Be a Bat Hero Agents of Discovery; Batty Hot Chocolate
- Day 5: Bat Jar Lantern by Project EduBat; Five Ingredient Banana Coconut Bat Cookies
- Day 6: Be a Bat Hero Bat Brigade by Bat Week; Mango Shortbread Bars
Informative Handouts & Presentations
Youth and Student Actions
- 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!