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: Presenters will follow any BC Interior Health COVID safety protocols for schools that may be in place at the time of the presentation. 

To register: email Rachel Bland at

Bat Resources for Teachers

Community Bat Programs of BC - information about BC Bats –
Penticton Museum Bat Edu-Kit that teachers can sign out:
Some public libraries have bat packs that can be signed out
Bat Activity Book: Coming soon is the Western Bats of Canada Activity Book, but for the time being, a link to the Alberta Bats Colouring and Activity book -
Bat Education and Ecological Protection Society (Peachland) -
Bat week Resources –
Bat Conservation International - Halloween theme ideas -
Bats Live - lesson plans, stories and ideas for elementary grades -
Mathwire bat math activities -
Bat craft ideas -
The Teachers Guide: lesson plans, crafts and links to resources -
"Bats” by Adrienne Mason. Kids Can Press, 2003. Well illustrated bat facts.