Project Edubat receives Wings Across the Americas Awards

Project EduBat, a new educational program, won a Wings Across the Americas award for bat conservation at the North American Fish and Wildlife Conference in Omaha, Nebraska on March 11, 2015.

Led by Cindy Sandeno of the USDA Forest Service, and supported by Carol Zokaites, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Gail Moede Rogall, U.S. Geological Survey, Project EduBat addresses the urgent need to educate the public about the ecological and economic importance of bats, as well as the threat that white-nose syndrome poses.

The program was funded by a $22,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service White-Nose Syndrome research funding, and was leveraged by an additional $13,000 in partner cash and non-cash contributions and significant in-kind contributions from other partners, including Project Underground, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Bat Conservation International, Prince William County Schools and others.

See press release for more information on this year's Wings Across the Americas awards.