Friday, July 24, 2009
Bat Fest Arlington 2009 on July 25th
"Enjoy a thoroughly batty evening and add to your knowledge of local night life at this bat conservation and appreciation program. See a presentation with live bats, go on a walk to see bats flying and to hear their echolocation calls, and learn about foods that are pollinated by bats.
Kids will be able to play games and make a bat craft while learning lots about our local furry bug zappers. There will be a bat art gallery and quizzes for everyone. Live bat shows will be presented by Leslie Sturges, Director of Bat World NOVA, an organization established in 2001 to promote the conservation and protection of bats in this region.
A bat habitat hike for young children and their families begins at 6:30 p.m., bats won’t be flying until later. A bat talk for families with young children begins at 7 p.m.. Leslie's talk for adults and older children begins at 8 p.m. The adult bat walk will begin at 8:45 p.m. All other activities on-going. Parking lot closed for program.
Please park on Military Rd. or 36th Rd. N. No refund of registration fee after July 3. For information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 Military Road, Arlington, VA 22207.
Registration Required: Resident registration begins at 8:00am on 5/12/2009. Non-resident registration begins at 8:00am on 5/14/2009."