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Bats Toolbox

See examples of many different types of bats and learn why it is important to understand and protect them. Study a bat skeleton, skulls, and preserved specimens of Utah bats!

What's in the Bats Toolbox?

Specimens:  Bat Skeleton, Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus), Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus), Little Brown Bat 1 (Myotis lucifugus), Little Brown Bat 2 (Myotis lucifugus), Long-legged Bat (Myotis volans), Mexican free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasilensis), Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis), Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus), Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii), Western pipistrelle (Pipistrellus Hesperus)

Skulls:  Brazilian Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida braziliensis), Fruit eating Bat (Pteropodidae), Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus), Townsend Big-eared Bat (Plecotus townsindii), Western Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus Hesperus)

Printed materials:  The Bat in the Diningroom, When I Lived With Bats, Bats in Question, Educators Activity Book; About Bats, Bats; A Complete Thematic Unit, Zoobooks; Bats, Golden Guide; Bats of the World, Bat Poster, Bat Facts Information Sheet, Bat Watching Tips Student Flyer, Bat Skeleton Key


Teaching Toolboxes include relevant curriculum tied to Utah State Core Curriculum Standards.  

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