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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

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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.

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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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Bat Hero Challenge for Kids

September 1 @ 12:00 am - October 31 @ 11:59 pm

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…

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Bat Hero Challenge For Teens and Adults

September 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 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…

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“BatWeek for Educators” Webinar

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As our mornings grow chilly and the leaves start to change, our thoughts turn to fall celebrations and getting ready for winter. AND it’s also the time we start to get excited about BatWeek!  Whether you love bats, or they give you the willies, bats are essential to healthy ecosystems across the globe, and they are important in our lives. They eat millions of tons of crop and forest pests each year and they pollinate some of our favorite foods.…

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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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