You don’t have to be an adult to help our bats!
Kids across North America are getting involved in bat conservation in their own backyards. From science projects to lunchtime bat groups to social media campaigns, there are many ways for kids to get involved with helping bats!
The Bat Squad! webcast series, is for kids by kids – featuring eight rising stars from across the USA that have been doing great bat education, research, and conservation activities. Each of our four webcasts are available in English with both French and Spanish subtitles, each with matching activities geared towards Next Generation Science Standards perfect for the home or the classroom!
The kids of the Bat Squad! are excited to share with you what makes bats amazing animals! From tiny echolocating bats to big fruit eating flying foxes, these fascinating creatures can be found all around the world and even in your own backyard!
Get Batty in the Classroom – Calculate the Value of Bats
There are many reasons for students to care about bats. They are fascinating and beautiful animals. In this activity, students will use math skills to learn about the ecological and economic impacts of bats. Students will also use communication skills to convey the importance of bats to our economy and natural world and the potential effects of White – nose Syndrome.
Calculate the Value of Bats
Hey Bat What’s Your Habitat
Bats don’t just live in caves! Explore the different places bats call home with the Bat Squad!
Get Batty in the Classroom – Studying Neighborhood Bats
Have you ever seen a bat flying around your neighborhood at dusk? You probably have bats as neighbors even if you’ve never seen them! This activity allows kids to discover what bats they may have in their own backyards!
Studying Neighborhood Bats
Powerpoint of Common Habitat Types
Bats Need Friends
Bats across North America are under threat from a deadly fungal disease called White-nose Syndrome. Join the Bat Squad! as they teach us about this and other threats our bats are facing and what kids can do to help!
Get Batty in the Classroom – There’s a Fungus Among Us – WNS transmission
This activity explores the question “What is White-Nose Syndrome, how is it spread, and why is it important?” Students will investigate how infectious diseases are spread, focusing on the disease White- Nose Syndrome, and the scientific methods used to investigate diseases.
Students will simulate the interactions of bats in a cave when bats are in close proximity and may spread WNS fungal spores. By coming into physical contact with other “bats,” students will have the chance to test to see if they have been infected with WNS and observe how quickly the disease can spread. Students will also interpret graphs to learn about doubling effects, exponential equations, and population growth curves.
There’s a Fungus Among Us Activity
Bat Chat! Join The Bat Squad
Kids can get involved in many different ways with bat conservation. From science projects to lunch time groups, the Bat Squad! shares the exciting ways they have got involved in their own backyard!
Get Batty in the Classroom – The Bat Squad!
This activity explores the question “What threats do bats face and how can you help them?” Students will explore the value of bats in our environment, their habitat needs, and the threats that they face in the wild. After discovering the effects of these threats on bat populations, students will have the opportunity to take personal action to aid bat survival. Students will explore service learning activities that they can take in their backyards and communities to help bats, commit to participating in bat conservation projects, and challenge other students, schools, and organizations to do the same.
The Bat Squad Activity