Guest presenter, Jerry Schneider has brought the wonderful world of bats to audiences since 2003, using amazing photos by Merlin D. Tuttle, former persident of Bat Conservation International. This program, titled "Sounds in Silence!" features the echolocation calls of bats. What is echolocation? How loud is it? Why can't we hear bats when they are echolocating? The bat program introduces audiences to local and tropical bats, the Vampire Bat, and many more of these flying mammals. Via slides, taped bat calls, and interactive dialogue, we will move beyond old stereotypes to understand the vital roles of bats in our environment. We will see slide photos of the Big Brown Bat, the Silver haired Bat, and the Desert Red Bat. Eyes will light up at such phenomenal creatures as Townsend's Big Eared Bat and the Pallid Bat.
Children will create bat tee shirts after the presentation using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and bat cut outs. Heavy cotton tee shirts will be available for $4 or bring your own shirt to decorate for free.
Your optional advance registration for this free event will help us ensure that we have enough tee shirts and other supplies on hand.