Jerry Schneider, creator of award-winning Butterfly Game, brought us his wonderful butterfly program a few years ago. Please join us once again for his Bat Program. This event is scheduled for October 24th at 3:30 pm, on the lower level, in the Agnes Thompson Meeting Room.
Jerry Schneider has brought the wonderful world of bats to audiences since 2003, using wonderful slide photographs by Merlin. D. Tuttle, former president of Bat Conservation International. This program features the echolocation calls of bats. What is echolocation? How loud is it? Why can't we hear bats when they are echo-locating? The bat program introduces audiences to local and tropical bats, the Vampire Bat, and many more of our only flying mammals. Via slides and taped bat calls, audiences move beyond old stereotypes, to understand the vital roles of bats in our environment. Attendees will see slide photos of our Big Brown Bat, the Silver-haired Bat, and the Desert Red Bat. Eyes will light up at such phenomenal creatures as Townsend's Big-Eared Bat and the Pallid Bat. -- A Tee-shirt craft will follow the slide show. Children may purchase a heavy white tee shirt for $4 or bring their own.
Jerry Schneider, the creator of the award-winning Butterfly Game, has offered nature programs in schools and libraries for the past twelve years, throughout the Northeast, the Midwest, and the Atlantic Seaboard. The Butterfly Game received a National Parenting Publications Award in 2004.
Mr. Schneider is a former teacher and children’s librarian. He has two grown children and lives with his wife and dog, Zoe, in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.