Spend the evening inside The Woodlands after dark searching for bats on Thursday July 23rd!
Bring a picnic, blanket, and a flashlight for a rare chance to spend the evening in the Cemetery after dark and see the resident bats! Dig deeper, and get creative to learn other ways that bats and other animals are cool, and make a craft with the Universtity City Arts League you can take home! Sweet treats from our friends at Lil' Pop Shop will be available for sale throughout the evening, too!
To explain some of the mysteries surrounding bats, Sarah Bouboulis of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary will be here to talk about her favorite passion, bats!
Sarah Bouboulis has been studying bats and educating others about them for more than 7 years. She began her foray into the fascinating world of bats by studying the effects of wind turbines on migrating bat populations in college. She then conducted her Masters thesis at Bucknell University on the behavior of bats with White-Nose Syndrome, a deadly fungus affecting bat populations across the country. She has also studied the biodiversity of tropical bats and other small mammals in sub-Saharan Africa. After completing her degree, she continued her bat work by coordinating bat count citizen science projects for the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife bat program and working with bat acoustic data for the US Fish and Wildlife service. She has a passion for nature and wildlife conservation. Sarah currently works for a clean water conservation non-profit, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (based in Wilmington, DE), but she still volunteers for the PA and DE bat count projects and volunteers when ever she can to educate others about the importance of bats!
This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is limited, so please consider walking, biking, or taking public transportation.
In the event of inclement weather, Bat Night will be cancelled and notice will be posted on our website and social media pages at least 2 hours prior to the event start time.