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Bat Hero Challenge For Teens and Adults

September 1, 2020(CT)8:00 am - October 31, 2020(CT)5:00 pm

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 to learn important bat facts.
ƒ  * Tune in to the Bat Week 2020 Webinar with the Wildlife Habitat Council on September 17th or listen to the recording .


Find out What Bats are in your State (for the USA) or research bats found in your area
ƒ  * Learn about threats to bat species around the globe.
ƒ  * Get the facts on the many benefits of having bats in our ecosystems.


TAKE ACTION FOR BATS (complete at least one)



Fun: make one recipe from the Celebrating Bats Cookbook or create your own using one of the foods that bats pollinate or protect (listed in the cookbook) or find one food in your pantry or fridge from the list of bat-pollinated/bat-protected foods in the cookbook.


Habitat: Build a roosting box and monitor it after proper placement Habitat: plant a garden to create habitat or weed out invasive species that threaten habitat


Habitat: plant a garden to create habitat.


Citizen Science: participate in North American Bat Tracker with Project NOAH or get  your very own a bat detector to plug into your own phone from Wildlife Acoustics.



ƒ  * Share your recipe from the Bat Week cookbook for a cool food or drink that is pollinated or protected by bats with friends through email or social media—be sure to wish them a happy #batweek.
ƒ * Use #Batweek and post your experiences and photos to social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) –you might see them on our Bat Week website as well.
ƒ * Share your knowledge of bats with at least one other person.


Introduce a young person to bats. Try sharing a fun activity like the Bat Heroes coloring page or the Save Lucy coloring book. If a young person knows you think bats are super cool, they will want to learn about them too!


September 1, 2020(CT)8:00 am
October 31, 2020(CT)5:00 pm