a brown bag lunch lecture
Did you know that bats aren’t blind and most bats can see as well as humans? Join us for a fascinating lecture on bats presented by Rae Packard. With the generosity of the Town of Yucca Valley, Rae was able to attend Bat World Boot Camp, Texas, in 2003. Bat Boot Camp is an intensive 60-hour bat rehabilitation program where students learn about bat rescue, species recognition, diagnostics, feeding, orphan care, and other routine therapies. Rae then became an instructor at Bat World for four years. Rae’s presentation will share her experiences at Bat World, as well as rarely seen photographs of bat rehabilitation, bat colonies and different bat species. She will also share new information about White Nose Syndrome and its effect on the migrating bats through the Morongo Basin. This presentation will be held on Thursday, August 9, starting at noon; admission is free and iced tea will be served.
For more than 45 years the Hi-Desert Nature Museum has been dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural, artistic and cultural heritage of the Morongo Basin and High Desert. The Museum seeks to inspire wonder, discovery, understanding, and responsibility in its community and visitors through exhibits, programs, and collections in the arts, history, and natural sciences. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free; donations support the educational mission of the Museum. For more information, contact the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at (760) 369-7212 or see our web site at www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org. Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
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