Home / News / Local News / Portage Lake District Library Hosts Bat Conservation Program
Frank A. Douglass Insurance Agency

Portage Lake District Library Hosts Bat Conservation Program

The Portage Lake District Library will host the Organization for Bat Conservation for a live animal program on Wednesday, August 9, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Participants will step into the exciting and mysterious world of bats with members of the Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC). They will explore the importance of bats, their habitats, bat conservation, and the amazing adaptations that bats use to navigate their nocturnal lifestyle.

Participants will also meet four live bats from around the world including a fruit bat that the charming children’s book “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon is based on. OBC Live Animal Programs are designed to give young minds the experience of a lifetime. By merging science education with up-close live animal encounters, OBC strives to build a greater understanding and love for one of the world’s most misunderstood animals.

The Organization for Bat Conservation is located in Pontiac, Michigan. It was founded in 1992 with a team offering live bat programs to schools, nature centers, and libraries. Their mission is to educate people about bats and inspire them to become actively involved in bat conservation.

This event is for children and adults of all ages. Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.

Check Also

Public Input Wanted on Proposed Hancock Museum

Should the city of Hancock establish a museum? Officials are floating the idea of setting …