Nature Explorers! Bats! Ages 4 to 11

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monona Public Library
Story Room

Event Details

Nature Explorers: Kids Naturally Story & Activity Hour

"Let's Explore Bats of Wisconsin!
Ages 4 to 11. Younger and older siblings are welcome to tag along! Children will need to sit with their parents/chaperones.  

Presenter: Jennifer Redell, bat biologist, from the WDNR! 

Friendly live bat ambassadors will make an appearance at the end of the presentation when we will look at them with our eyes but not our hands. Little budding bat biologists will have a chance to make a craft at the back of the room as the presentation can get long for children 5K and younger. 

Did you know that bats account for 20% of earth’s mammal diversity?! Worldwide, these superheroes of the night sky are responsible for worldwide pest control, seed dispersal, and pollination among other benefits. Jennifer Redell, WDNR bat biologist, will teach about the importance of these amazing animals and unearth the mysteries of Wisconsin's bats. Join in to learn about the effects of white-nose syndrome on Wisconsin’s bats and learn how to encourage bats in your yard and neighborhood. Jennifer will be accompanied by live bat ambassadors, including a fruit bat native to Africa! 

A free nature education program. Youth Services Coordinator, Karen Wendt along with Wisconsin Master Naturalist, Deborah Proctor and various guest presenters will entertain families with children's books about nature and wildlife at a special event that is part of a monthly series “Nature Explorers! Kids Naturally.”

Regarding the importance for children to learn about nature through books and hands on experiences,

Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and appropriate clothing for indoor/outdoor exploration.

Registration of one contact person is encouraged, so we can alert you if there are any changes to our plans. For ages 4 to 11. Siblings are invited to attend. Walk-ins are welcome.

Why? “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder

Event Type(s): Children
Presenter: Jennifer Redell, WDNR bat biologist
Karen Wendt
(608) 222-6127

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