Bats learning program

The Bat Observation Centre is the only place in the world where students can peek into the underground world of one of our most endangered animals, via infrared camera.

In this program, our guide will explain the conservation issues surrounding the rare southern bent-wing bat, and discuss current research into its numbers. Students will also learn about the habits of this tiny creature. They may even get to see a rare albino bat.

This program also includes a visit to the Blanche Cave, where in winter groups of bats can often be seen huddled in groups, hibernating on the cave ceiling.

The program can be tailored to suit the student age group.

Concepts

Flight, echolocation, adaptation, ecosystems, conservation, ecotourism

Learning materials

More information

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Contact us to talk about mixing and matching learning programs. We will help you to plan a visit that suits your requirements.