Thanks for your interest in BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure.
- CLICK HERE to watch a webcast for students about bat species, White-Nose Syndrome, and how to help these fascinating mammals.
- CLICK HERE to watch a webcast from Bracken Bat Cave, the world’s largest bat colony.
- CLICK HERE to watch the webinar, Cave and Karst – The World Beneath our Feet. CLICK HERE for a flyer about the webinar.
- CLICK HERE to watch the webinar, Bat Basics. (Scroll to the middle of the page.)
- CLICK HERE to watch the webinar, Bat Education in Your Class and in the Field. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
- CLICK HERE for FAQs about bats.
Bats are vital to healthy ecosystems and human economies worldwide. As
primary predators of night-flying insects, bats consume enormous
quantities of agricultural pests and reduce the need for chemical
pesticides. Yet these wonderfully diverse and beneficial creatures are among the
least studied and most misunderstood of animals. 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.
BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure is an exciting, free education
program for children in the 4-8th grades and their educators, that will
bring bat conservation to life in your classroom or community.
BatsLIVE recently interviewed Dr. Merlin Tuttle, founder of Bat Conservation International, and you can follow along on Dr. Tuttle’s research and photography trips. More »
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest single-day volunteer event for public lands. Join volunteers at a site near you, Saturday, September 29, 2012. In 2011, more than 170,000 volunteers worked at 2,067 sites in every state, the District of Columbia and in many U.S. territories. More »