Project EduBat Trunk

Project EduBat Trunk

Bats are extremely important organisms that provide crucial pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal services around the world. Unfortunately, many bat species in the eastern United States are in severe decline due to the deadly white-nose syndrome. Education is a key component for bat management, so Project EduBat created bat education trunks to help educators explore the wonders of bats with students of all ages through fun, hands-on activities and materials.

We are excited to announce that a Project EduBat trunk is now available for loan in Baltimore City! This trunk has been slightly modified to represent local bat species and will serve as a prototype for future bat education trunks in Maryland. At this time, the Baltimore City facility is the only location for our bat trunk, but we hope to include more trunks in our other locations in the future. If you cannot borrow the trunk but want to check out some bat education lesson plans, then please visit the Project EduBat page here: http://batslive.pwnet.org/edubat/curriculum.php

EduBat Trunk Contents 

What’s Inside?

Books/Education guides:

  • Education guide with Maryland bat information, activities, and more!
  • Discover bats- Multimedia Education kit
  • Project Underground (Karst education) Guide
  • The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats book
  • Bats A to Z book
  • Stoke’s Beginners Guide to Bats
  • Bat Count
  • A Citizen Science Story
  • Little Red Bat
  • What is a Bat?

DVDS

  • Caves of Maryland
  • Building Homes for Bats DVD
  • Science of Bats DVD
  • Bat Resource CD

Hands-On Items

  • Folkmanis Little Brown Bat puppet
  • Freetail bat plushie
  • Bat Skeleton Display
  • Little Brown Bat Skull replica
  • Replica Bat House
  • Felt Bat Wingspan Cutout
  • Materials for bat education activities

How to Reserve:

The Project EduBat trunk may be reserved by educators for up to 2 weeks at a time, pending availability. The trunk is free to use, but it must be picked up and dropped off at the loan facility. Anyone 18 and older can borrow the trunk for education purposes.

Annapolis:
Location: Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave, E-1, Annapolis, MD 21401
Contact: Please call 410-260-8540 to reserve.

Baltimore City:
Location: Maryland Geological Survey, 2300 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore City, MD 21218
Contact: Please email Tiffany Vanderwerker at tiffany.vanderwerker@maryland.gov or contact Heather Quinn at 410-554-5522 or heather.quinn@maryland.gov to reserve.

Project EduBat Logo
We would like to thank Project EduBat for providing the bat education trunk to Maryland!

To learn more about Project EduBat and to see a sample of activities, then please visit their page here: http://batslive.pwnet.org/edubat