The U.S. Forest Service and partners are hosting a stimulating, one-day teacher’s workshop – Project EduBat – on October 1 in Milwaukee, WI for high school and middle schools science teachers. EduBat is a program that inspires, excites, and activates students to help out bats and the environment through inquiry-based learning! This exciting educational program offers hands on, real world, and relevant learning across disciplines with a strong focus on science and mathematics.
This unique professional development opportunity is free and will be held at the Milwaukee Public Museum from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (with a half hour for lunch). This workshop will occur in conjunction with the Wisconsin Bat Festival to provide you with the added opportunity to interact with bat biologists and agency representatives, as well as see live bats!
As a participant in this workshop, you will receive:
STOP THE PRESSES! All attendees of the Project EduBat Workshop will have front row seats to a live bat program featuring bats from around the world including the world’s largest bat species! Please arrive between 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. so that you don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Bats are amazing animals that are vital to the health of our environment and economy - eating tons of insects nightly, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that that grow new plants and even trees. CLICK HERE to wach a webcast "Project Edubat – Education Taking Flight” to learn more about these important animals. This webcast features activities, resources, and lesson plans to help you teach both children and adults about bats. Learn how to use newly developed bat educational trunks that will be available across the country for your use! Special appearances by live bats and a few of our favorite bat experts including: Cathy Johnson, U.S. Forest Service; Dianne Odegard, Bat Conservation International; Ann Froschauer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Leslie Sturges, The Save Lucy Campaign.