The Urban Bat Project is an exciting community based initiative that aims to support conservation and stewardship efforts of bats in High Park.
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Junior Bat Biologist Program
Calling all junior bat enthusiasts! The High Park Nature Centre wants you to be part of their Junior Bat Biologist Program! Are you a fan of bats? Do you want to learn more about them? Are you interested in meeting the scientists who study the bats that live in High Park? If your answer is yes, then the Junior Bat Biologist Program is for you. Not only will you learn more about bats, you will also get the chance to become a junior bat scientist!
Interested? Here’s what you need to do:
1. Pick up your Junior Bat Biologist question card from the High Park Nature Centre. (Don’t forget to put your name on it – you don’t want to lose it!)
2. Collect two bat-tastic stickers to fill your question card. You can collect stickers by doing any of the following things:
3. Once you’ve collected two stickers, it’s time for some homework. With the help of an adult (if you need it) answer the question at the bottom of your Junior Bat Biologist question card. Once you think you’ve got your answer, come tell scientist Cylita or one of the High Park Nature Centre staff.
4. If you answered your question correctly, you are now officially a High Park Nature Centre Junior Bat Biologist. Its time to collect your official Junior Bat Biologist Card and Bat Buds Button from scientist Cylita or the High Park Nature Centre staff.
Thanks to Cylita Guy and the Ratcliffe Lab at the University of Toronto.
Assistance for this project was provided by the Government of Ontario. For more information, see Species at Risk Stewardship Fund.