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Batty About the Big Brown Bat

2012 Arlington, Virginia, USA

Students at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program wanted to restore Big Brown Bat habitat in Arlington, noting that bats play an important role in the watershed as pollinators, insect pests predators, and source of natural fertilizer.

Working with bat experts and the staff at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, they developed their own bat box design and built and installed them at the park, mostly using donated materials. They also invited an expert from the Save Lucy the Bat Campaign to lead a school assembly to raise awareness among students about the importance of protecting endangered bats.