Explore the intriguing world of bats and learn the truth about one of the most misunderstood and beneficial creatures on Earth. Students learn about bat diversity, echolocation and diet. They'll also practice using a mist nest, the tool field biologists use to capture and study live bats before releasing them back into the night sky. Topics include adaptations, bat biology and physics of sound.
Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.
If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $95 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $95 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
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Note: For online registration requests, we require a minimum of two weeks’ notice. If your desired date is less than two weeks away or you have questions, please call 503.797.4661.