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Your students will love learning about bats!  Some kids will find bats to be somewhat creepy and maybe even down right frightening.  However, after you give them the true facts about bats they will become their biggest cheerleaders.  Check out the lesson plans, activities, and materials available from the Organization for Bat Conservation.  You may even want to book a live bat program for your school.  

BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is offering an exciting, FREE education program to bring bat conservation to life in your classroom and community. Check out all of the resources at the the BatsLIVE web site at http://BatsLIVE.pwnet.org and share this information with your colleagues.

Web seminars will be offered on April 18 and May 3, 2012, with the National Wildlife Federation so you can learn about bats and get great ideas for teaching about bats. Check out a short video about why bats are cool. Bats are great subjects for the classroom, find out how here.

Also, save the date for a FREE electronic field trip to be held on Thursday, May 17. More details will be available soon.

Bats are threatened worldwide, and their colonies and habitats are destroyed - both intentionally and inadvertently - because of myths, misinformation, and lack of scientific knowledge and understanding. Bat populations are declining almost everywhere in North America especially due to the devastating White-nose Syndrome. Losing bats has far-reaching consequences for natural ecosystems and human economies. Knowledge is the key to their conservation and protection, so help your classroom and community learn more about bats. The United Nations has declared 2012 as International Year of the Bat.

Questions? Contact Kristy Liercke at lierckkx@pwcs.edu or by calling (800) 609-2680. Please share this announcement with your colleagues. If you do not want to receive e-mail announcements about BatsLIVE, please contact Kristy at lierckkx@pwcs.edu to ask that your name be removed from the mailing list.

BatsLIVE is brought to you by the USDA Forest Service, Prince William Network, and many other sponsors and partners including:

  • Partners in Resource Education
  • National Environmental Education Foundation
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Lubee Bat Conservancy
  • Bat Conservation International
  • Organization for Bat Conservation
  • Western Bat Working Group
    • Midwest Bat Working Group
  • National Park Service
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Project Underground
  • Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Year of the Bat

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