Aug. 2 Floating Classroom focuses on bat species, the threats they face and their aquatic ecosystem impacts
The Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association's Aug. 2, 2022, Floating Classroom focused on bats and the role they play within the greater aquatic ecosystem.
Isis Lawson and Paeton Peluso, both of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, shared a pair of presentations on different bat species, some of the main threats facing bats in our watershed (such as white nose syndrome, insecticides, etc.), the importance of bat roosts and houses and how our waterways provide an important habitat for different bat species.
We are offering four more Floating Classroom programs this summer, including an Aug. 16 session on invasive species, one on Sept. 10 about aquatic photography/videography, another Sept. 13 on flooding impacts on aquatic ecosystems with an eye on the 50th anniversary of the devastating Agnes flood and our final session, on Sept. 27, looking at freshwater mussels. Learn more and purchase your tickets here.
A short overview video and photo gallery from our Aug. 2 Floating Classroom on bats:
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