Barrett Bat Kids

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 5/18/2013

Bat Kids Whole Group BarrettBarrett third graders have been learning about bats in the Discovery Lab, Library, and classroom. After a visit from bat expert Leslie Sturges and two live bats, a group of students took the initiative to start the Barrett Bat Kids. This week the students have been asking for donations that will support the work being done to protect bats from White-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease that affects hibernating bats and was first detected in the winter of 2006-07. The name comes from the white fungus that covers the body of a hibernating bat. WNS has killed more than 5.5 million bats in the Northeast, including Virginia, and Canada. In some hibernation locations, 90 to 100 percent of bats have died. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has formed an extensive network of organizations to investigate WNS and develop strategies to minimize the impacts of WNS. For more information, go to Link to Save Lucy the Bat Bat Kid NoteBat Boy Donation BoxBat Girl Donation BoxBat Girls Looking in BoxBat Girls Office Donation