Wings on their fingers: the amazing world of bats
Learn about the anatomy, behaviour, and habitat needs of this amazing flying mammal and discover some of the fourteen species of bats that call the Okanagan home. Where do bats sleep, where do mother bats raise their young, and how can we help bats? This hour-long interactive presentation uses props, videos, and sound clips to bring the world of bats to life.
Grades: K to 9
Max. Size: 1 cohort
Program length: 1 hour
Cost: $85 per program + travel costs as follows:
Penticton/Okanagan Falls/Summerland/Naramata/Kaleden – no additional travel costs – Program Total $85
Osoyoos and Kelowna + $110 for travel – Program Total = $195
Peachland and Oliver + $65 for travel – Program Total = $150
Keremeos and Cawston + $85 for travel – Program Total = $170
COVID safety protocols: Presenter will be masked at all times. Presenter will be masked at all times on school grounds. Presenter will remain physically distanced from students and teachers and all physical specimens will be handled exclusively by presenter.
Bat Resources for Teachers
Community Bat Programs of BC – information about BC Bats – www.bcbats.ca
Bat Conservation International – Halloween theme ideas – www.batcon.org
Bats Live – lesson plans, stories and ideas for elementary grades – www.batslive.pwnet.org
Mathwire bat math activities – www.mathwire.com
Bat craft ideas – www.dltk-holidays.com
The Teachers Guide: lesson plans, crafts and links to resources – www.theteachersguide.com
“Bats” by Adrienne Mason. Kids Can Press, 2003. Well illustrated bat facts.