Distance has always been one of the biggest barriers to educating. The care of the Animal Ambassadors is our greatest concern, and we’re simply limited in how far we can travel without impacting their safety and well-being. Now, we’re ready to end this age-old problem.

Using state-of-the-art technology, Field Trip Zoom connects classrooms across the continent with our wonderful Animal Ambassadors, based here at the new and improved Bat Zone!

Distance need not apply—it doesn’t matter if your classroom is in California, Michigan, New York, Toronto, or beyond—all you need is a computer, webcam, and an internet connection to bring the magic of live bats to your kids’ classroom!

Once a class is booked for a program, our partner, Field Trip Zoom, will provide instructions and training for everything your teachers, librarians, or naturalists need to get set up. Students will then get a live and interactive educational program from our newly expanded Bat Zone, now located in Pontiac, Michigan!

With three different programs to choose from, at reasonable pricing, let our education specialists bring the wonder of bats into YOUR class today!

Digital Program Offerings

ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS

Discover the fascinating features and adaptations of Michigan’s native nocturnal animals. In this program, students learn what adaptations are, how they are formed, and why animals develop these amazing tools for survival. This program may include an a bat, a sloth, an owl, a flying squirrel and a skunk.

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GRADE RANGE: 2-12 Grades

LENGTH: 45 Minutes

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 30-40 Participants

COST: $125

BATS OF THE WORLD

Bats play an important role in the health of local and global ecosystems. Students learn to identify the unique features of bats around the world such as echolocation, flight and feeding habits. Understand how environmental changes are impacting bat populations. Meet live bats and become inspired to protect these misunderstood creatures.

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GRADE RANGE: 2-12 Grades

LENGTH: 45 Minutes

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 30-40 Participants

COST: $125

BIODIVERSITY & YOU

Explore the amazing variety of wildlife on planet Earth. Discover the relationship between plants and animals and identify the features of the global ecosystem. Learn how human beings impact biodiversity and how people can protect biodiversity amidst environmental changes. Live animals may include a large fruit bat, sloth, ball python, and a frog.

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GRADE RANGE: 3-12 Grades

LENGTH: 45 Minutes

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 30-40 Participants

COST: $125

Testimonials

“I just wanted to say thank you so much! Ian did an amazing job during our video conference. The kids absolutely loved being able to see the  bats up close, and the info he gave during the video conference was perfect for the kids. They really learned a lot and enjoyed every minute of it! You guys are the best! Thank you!!

~Kim Jordan – Winston Churchill Middle School

 

“We just watched the live stream… EXCELLENT!!! I teach severely impaired adult students (in Bay City, MI) and they were so attentive and interested. We really appreciated being included in the Live Stream and the special “event” you hosted for my class.  It was fascinating! Thank you!!!

~ Lori Johnston, Teacher – Bay-Arenac ISD Living and Learning Center

 

“This was an awesome experience for my students. They were enthralled! They all went home and told their parents or guardians a new and interesting bat fact they learned. I even heard them talking about it at recess!! Awesome job!!”

~ Alyson Has, Teacher – New York

 

“Thank you for this field trip! My students and I learned so much from Ian! He was an amazing presenter.”

 ~ Linda Rasmussen, Teacher