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BAT WEEK OCTOBER 24 - 31, 2021

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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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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September 2021

Underground Wonders: The Importance of Caves and Karst in Bat Conservation

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The year 2021 has been declared the International Year of Caves and Karst, designed to promote and celebrate the importance of caves and the karst topography that creates so many of the world’s fascinating cave systems. Although often located within the earth, hidden from sight, these distinctive land features benefit not only the world’s bat population, but also other wildlife and humans. In this webinar, bat experts and advocates will take the audience deep into some of these other-worldly landscapes…

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October 2021

WILD Learning Lab: Bat Blitz Online

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Select Project WILD activities have been reimagined and redeveloped for online implementation. These activities are available on the WILD Learning Lab Google site.  Activities here provide certified Project WILD facilitators and educators (educators who have completed Project WILD professional development training) with options for Responsible Recreation and safe learning  during the COVID pandemic. While prior experince through Project WILD professional development workshops is suggested, it is not required for accessing and using the WILD Learning Lab resources.  All are welcome! In "Bat Blitz Online,"…

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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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