Tue, Dec 19|
Exploring the World of Night Flyers
Embark on a captivating Night-Time Bat Hike and Moth Lighting adventure! Delve into local bat secrets, witness their departure from a roost, and discover the enchanting world of crepuscular wildlife. Immerse in echolocation calls, unique behaviors, and the importance of conservation.
Time & Location
Dec 19, 2023, 3:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Irwindale, San Gabriel River Trail, Irwindale, CA 91706, USA
About the event
Join us for an immersive exploration of the nocturnal realm as we unravel the mysteries of bats and their prey. The event kicks off with a warm welcome and icebreaker at the Nature Center, leading to an orientation about the restoration area and a local active bat roost. Setting up moth lighting traps, we venture towards the local bat roost, where participants learn about LA bat species, their role as insectivores, and the captivating world of crepuscular wildlife activity.
As the sun sets, the atmosphere becomes electric with the opportunity to record echolocation calls on an echometer. Gain insights into the basics of echolocation, unique frequencies, and patterns specific to each bat species. Witness the departure of bats from the roost, and decode the intriguing "jamming" call used for securing prey.
The adventure continues with a leisurely walk back to the Nature Center, offering observations of nocturnal wildlife activity. Participants gather to unveil the results of the moth lighting trap, reinforcing the significance of native plants and waterways for the conservation of prey base. The event concludes with reflections on newfound knowledge and a discussion about further exploration into the fascinating world of bats. Don't miss this chance to experience the magic of the night with us on this educational adventure!
Date: Wednesday, December 19th
Ages: Recommended for 5th grade+, younger students may join with a parent.
Type: Parent drop-off is permitted for grades 5th and up
Cost: $35 per student
Requirements: Students must be able to walk a total of 1.5 miles throughout this adventure.
Accepting Charter Funds? YES - please RSVP with a "Student Pay with Charter Funds" ticket and select "manual checkout" to bypass payment. Make sure your purchase order is submitted by December 10th or your spot will not be finalized. Please also note that the Charter School ticket is $43 to include administrative fees. Thank you for your help with this.
Is there Financial Assistance? YES - we have spots available for 50%-100% financial assistance to make this program accessible to all. Please go to our "Assistance" page to fill out a request form. You can find this under the MORE tab on our home page.
We hope you can join us on this exciting lesson in chiropterology, entomology, and ecology!
Please note, this event ticket is non-refundable.
This ticket includes one parent/guardian ticket at no cost. A parent is only required to attend for students in 4th grade and below.From $35.00 to $43.00
- $35.00+$0.88 service fee
- $43.00+$1.08 service fee