Volume 8
Issue 3

Using skills learned in BCI’s 10-day bat ecology field workshop, Terri Marceron and Don Sasse put together a first-class bat booth at the 1990 Montana State Fair. Terri is a forester and Don is a wildlife biologist with the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Over a seven-day period they greeted over 39,000 visitors who came to learn more about bats. Terri and Don were on hand to answer the many questions and to give several talks where visitors were introduced to live local bats. Their booth included a bat house, a photo exhibit, books, BCI literature, and continuous play of BCI’s video, “Bats: Myth and Reality.” Visitors could also look into a “bat cave” complete with lifelike “bats.” The bat exhibit was part of the fair’s Nature’s Den, whose theme this year was winged creatures. Terri and Don’s booth received local television and newspaper coverage, and they reported that the response from visitors was “fantastic!”