City of Melbourne to Host ‘Hanging Out with Bats’ Halloween Themed Virtual Field Trip Oct. 27
By Space Coast Daily // October 5, 2021
the virtual event begins at 9 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Do you know all of the bat species that live in Florida? What is their diet like? Why are bats so important?
To find out, join us on October 27 at 9 a.m. for our Halloween-themed virtual field trip! Our special guest, Angela Stull, will be hanging out with fruit bats, also known as flying foxes, to give us an eye-opening introduction to these amazing creatures.
Come get a virtual, up-close look at some of the fruit bats at the Lubee Bat Conservancy located in Gainesville, FL.
Learn about their amazing senses and behaviors while getting the chance to enjoy watching them snack on some of their favorite foods.
Our special guests will also talk about their important job in the environment and how they care for these amazing flying mammals.
This 45-minute long virtual field trip is geared toward youth, but open to all ages. Participants will have the chance to ask questions through the Q&A box that will be answered toward the end of the presentation.
This event is free but you must register. Participants are encouraged to email questions about bats to the City of Melbourne Environmental Programs Coordinator Megan Selva at Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org by October 26.
How to Participate:
■ To register for this free event, go to www.savetheirl.org to receive a Zoom link and log-in information.
■ The field trip presentation will also be live streaming on the MRC Facebook page
■ Participants are encouraged to email questions about bats to Megan Selva at email@example.com by October 26.
About Our Presenter:
Angela Stull, Lubee Bat Conservancy Keeper II/Education Coordinator, is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Miami University.
During her graduate studies, she traveled to Borneo where she gained an appreciation for bats in the wild and learned how local communities work with nature for mutual sustainability.
Angela started her animal care career at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and then transitioned into teaching. After working as a science teacher for 14 years, she joined the Lubee Bat Conservancy as their education coordinator.
You can meet Angela during a private tour of Lubee, during #LubeeLive, or on a Zoom Tour. Angela spends her off time with her dog and cat and enjoys hiking and relaxing by the river.
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