White-nose syndrome information for students and teachers
On this page, you will find a variety of resources to learn about bats!
Battle for Bats - Brochure
Battle for Bats - Video
The Race to save Pennsylvania's bats - Video
EducationWorld: Bats in the Classroom, Activities Across the Curriculum
Scholastic: Search for “bats”, “bat resources”, “bat cave”, etc. to find resources, activities, and books that help students can find answers to their questions about bats. This is a great resource for educators to use in their classrooms.
Hanging Around with Bats: Activities, lesson plans and discussion questions for educators.
Education resources for students and teachers
November 12, 2015
Contact: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Mike Fritz 402-471-5419
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Catherine Hibbard 413-253-8569
LINCOLN – The fungus known to cause white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats, a disease that has decimated bat populations in the United States and Canada, was recently discovered for the first time in Nebraska.
Contact Information: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communications and Publishing,12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119 Reston, VA 20192, Marisa Lubeck Phone: 303-202-4765, Gail Moede Rogall Phone: 608-270-2438
Populations of bats diminished by white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease of hibernating bats, are unlikely to return to healthy levels in the near future, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it is protecting the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), primarily due to the threat posed by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has devastated many bat populations.
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.
“Bats ROCK!” said third-grader Samantha Colaw. Samantha, daughter of schoolteacher Julie Colaw, became a bat crusader after her mother discovered Project Edubat, a newly launched educational program about these often-misunderstood flying mammals funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Learn about White-Nose Syndrome and what you can do to help bats through this cool infographic!
La Batalla por los Murcielagos: Sobrevivir al Sindrome de la Nariz Blanca is the Spanish translation of the Battle for Bats:Surviving White-Nose Syndrome.
Feel free to embed these videos on your website.
Join us Tuesday, September 18 for an "electronic field trip" from Bracken Cave, which is the summer home of the world's largest bat colony. Watch the program live as millions of bats emerge from the cave!
To register and for more information, visit the BatsLIVE website.
A great education resource for children to learn about bats as they follow Echo on his adventure through Arizona to his winter hibernaculum. Sponsored by NASA.
For Grades 5 – 8.
Bats are members of the taxonomic order Chiroptera. Order Chiroptera is further subdivided into smaller taxonomic groups called families. In the Southeast, two families are represented: Vespertilionid bats of the family Vespertilionidae and Free-tailed bats of the family Molossidae.
White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a new wildlife disease devastating hibernating bat populations in the Northeastern U.S. Since March 2008, thousands of dead and dying bats at over 25 caves and mines in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut have been discovered. Scientists hope to stop the spread of WNS to Canada and the U.S. Midwest and Southeast.