Press Release

WILD About Bats Workshop for Teachers Coming to Pocatello in July

Learn more about the world's only flying mammal by participating in the workshop planned for July 19 and 20

Bats take flight every evening throughout Idaho (except when hibernating) to work Mother Nature’s night shift-- controlling crop pests, munching on mosquitoes, and even slaying a few scorpions.

Learn more about the world’s only flying mammals by taking WILD About Bats, one of the newest workshops to join the Project WILD family. This workshop will be held July 19 and July 20 at the Pocatello Fish and Game office.

This workshop will not only dispel common myths about bats, but will offer a field opportunity the first night to join biologists for a night of bat capture-- “catch and release” only of course!

We won’t stay up too late because our second day will be filled with information sharing and brand new bat-related educational activities perfect for any time of year, not just Halloween! Participants will discover fun and exciting ways to teach wildlife conservation and ecological concepts in the classroom. Plus, WILD About Bats is a great way to earn a continuing education credit through an Idaho university.

Project WILD workshops such as this one are ideal for all types of educators—schoolteachers (K-12), 4-H leaders, scout leaders, docents, interpreters for zoos, homeschool educators-- anyone who is involved in sharing conservation education with others. And, Project WILD isn’t just for the science educators. Even if you teach math, art, PE, or run the library at your school, there is something for you in Project WILD!

Class fee is $40 plus $60-75 for the optional university credit.

To register online, go to https://idfg.idaho.gov/education/project-wild/specialized. Please contact the regional Fish and Game office in Pocatello at 208-232-4703 for more information.