Teaching Toolbox: Bats

Bats Teaching 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), 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 ( Tad arida brasiliensis ), 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 Great Ball Game, Stellaluna, Bats are Night Animals, Discover Bats, The Bat Scientists, 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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