Sounds like a great event for kids!
Mountainburg, Arkansas – Lake Fort Smith State Park, 15548 Shepherd Springs Road, will present Bat Bonanza, at the Lake Fort Smith State Park Visitor Center on July 28, 2012, featuring Shea Hammond, Wildlife Refuge Specialist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.The activities begin at 3 P.M. with “Building the Perfect Bat,” in which young visitors will create and decorate their own toy bat and participate in bat related games. The events continue at 6 P.M. with a seminar on the construction and placement of bat houses, conducted by the interpretive staff of the park. At 7 P.M., noted wildlife specialist Shea Hammond, of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will address bat conservation efforts on the Ozark Plateau and his work at the Mary & Murray Looney Education and Research Center. This will be followed by an introduction to the equipment used by wildlife specialists, and a short walk to observe bats using acoustic detectors, thermal videography equipment, and night vision. There is no charge for any of the activities.
The Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge at the Mary & Murray Looney Education and Research Center was established in 1986 to help assure the continuing existence, and aid in recovery of federally listed endangered and threatened Ozark cave species, including the Ozark big-eared bat, gray bat, Indiana bat, and Ozark cavefish.
Lake Fort Smith State Park
Joe Hamilton, Park Interpreter, 479.369.2469
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