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Bat Packs

Bat Pack Backpack (Library of Things)

Our new BAT PACK backpack is now part of The Library of Things at PPL. They are available for loan – free with your PPL card!

You can put one on hold here: BATPACK Backpack Link

 

Bat pack Backpacks at PPL

BC bats contribute to the Okanagan Valley economy and biodiversity, but little is known about them. Our Bat Pack, complete with an echometer bat detector device, provide borrowers an opportunity to develop an understanding, appreciation and support for bats through citizen science opportunities, such as:

Participating in summer bat counts.
Installing bat boxes on your property.
Helping to preserve endangered habitats and species.
Encouraging your city’s Council to have the city certified as a Bat Friendly Community (e.g. the City of Delta).
Joining or supporting community bat organizations.
Half of the bat species in BC are considered species at risk and are vulnerable or threatened. The bats play an important role in controlling nocturnal insect populations and cycling nutrients from wetlands to forests and are a critical part of our ecosystem. No matter your age or background, locating and learning more about your local bats is a fun and educational activity the whole family can enjoy.
 
The Bat Packs supports STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) through observation of the natural world. The study of bats and their habitat can provide a deeper understanding of ecology, biodiversity and the environment.

 

Borrowing a Bat Pack With Your PPL Card

Want to borrow a BATPACK? It’s easy! All you need is an PPL card, or a BC One Card.

You may check out your Bat Pack for two weeks. Please return to a service desk. Do not put it in a book drop! Overdue items are subject to Fines and Fees

 

What's Inside

Each Bat Pack will contain:

  • A Bat Echo Meter detector device (place a hold on either an Android or iOS Bat Pack dependent on your mobile device type)
  • A laminated quick-start guide with helpful tips and Bat Pack parts list
  • A copy of BC’s Bat-Friendly Communities Guide, a bat identification book
  • A copy of Bat Citizens- Defending the Ninjas of the Night
  • A customer survey for your feedback

 

I have another question that hasn't been answered here.

Please email sjames@pentictonlibrary.ca for more information about Bat pack.

 

**Some of the wording here was borrowed from FVRL and their amazing Bat Packs

 

 

 

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