13th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival

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Date(s) - 09/27/2014
Cost: Not Provided


AAHOM, Organization for Bat Conservation

Morris Lawrence Building
Region: East Ann Arbor
4800 E. Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor

Do you know much about bats? Ihave to confess that I don’t know all that much about them. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Organization for Bat Conservation have partnered together for the 13th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival being held at the Morris Lawrence Building on the campus of Washtenaw Community College. It is the perfect opportunity to learn more about bats. Best of all, the Great Lakes Bat Festival is a FREE event

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Event highlights include making bat houses, meeting Janell Cannon,the author of Stellaluna, exploring the bat cave, and meeting live bats.

The press release below includes more details on the event and the sponsoring organizations.



Festival Engages and Educates the Public about Bats

ANN ARBOR, MICH, September 22–The Organization for Bat Conservation and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum will co-host the 13th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival in Ann Arbor on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This free event will be held at the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is filled with hands-on science activities, live animal programs and lectures designed to excite children and adults about conservation.


The festival celebrates the unique role of bats in the Great Lakes ecosystem while dispelling myths and misinformation that generate needless fears and threaten bats and their habitats around the world. The goal of the festival is to help people discover the importance and uniqueness of bats in a fun and interactive environment.


Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in hands-on science activities
  • Build bat houses
  • Meet acclaimed Stellalunaauthor, Janell Cannon
  • See live bats from around the world including giant flying foxes and Vampire bats
  • “Be-a-Bat-Scientist” with local bat experts
  • Meet a life-size Stellaluna
  • Explore the “Bat Cave”
  • Participate in nature-themed educational exhibits and bat-themed activities
About the Organization for Bat Conservation

The Organization for Bat Conservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of bats and their habitat and our sensitive ecosystems through ecological research, educational programs, and collaborative conservation efforts. Each year, nearly 250,000 people attend a live bat program, see a live bat exhibit, or visit the Bat Zone at Cranbrook Institute of Science. The Organization for Bat Conservation has been combining community education, Bat Zone Tours, research and conservation to protect bats worldwide since 1992. For more information, visit www.batconservation.org or call 248-645-3232.


About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (AAHOM) is widely recognized as a regional anchor for informal science education in Michigan. The mission of AAHOM is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEaM). The Museum’s vision is to be the leader in imaginative and interactive learning experiences. For more information, visit www.aahom.org or call (734) 995-5439.

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