Explore the World of Bats with the BAT SQUAD!

 

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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!

But don’t take our word for it – we have eight amazing kids from across the USA excited to share their batty experiences!

Bat Squad! was launched in Bat Week 2016

To celebrate Bat Week, Bat Conservation International along with the U.S. Forest Service, National Geographic’s Animal Jam and the National Conservation Training Center were excited to launch the Bat Squad! webcast series live on BatWeek.org in 2016.

Over 314 classrooms, parents and young bat enthusiasts tuned in for the live Bat Sqaud! premieres. The live launch was just the beginning - now translated into French and Spanish, the Bat Squad series is designed to be a year-round, global resource for children and teachers alike! 

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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 consist of 15-minutes of amazing, action-oriented footage, each with matching classroom activities geared towards Next Generation Science Standards.

The series dives into the efforts of these eight Bat Squad members to increase awareness on the benefits of bats, their habitats, the threats they face, and how you can become involved in conservation. The last classroom activity even gives you a chance to become an elite member of the Bat Squad!

The videos aim not only to teach, but also to inspire even more kids to get help our bats! The series is aimed at middle school students, but is suitable for all ages!

 

Bat Squad! Episodes:

 

  • Amazing bats!

    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!
  • Hey Bat, What’s Your Habitat 

    Bats don’t just live in caves! Explore the different places bats call home with the BatSquad!
  • Bats Need Friends!

    Bats across North America are under threat from a deadly fungal disease called White-nose Syndrome. Join the BatSquad! as they teach us about this and other threats our bats are facing and what kids can do to help!
  • 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 BatSquad! shares the exciting ways they have got involved in their own backyard!