Bat Chat at WPL

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 Woodbury Public Library invites you to attend a bat chat on Thursday, July 26th at 7 p.m. in the library’s gallery.

 Bats have occupied our planet for fifty million years, yet we have only seriously studied them over the last six decades! Through Q&A , a lavishly illustrated powerpoint presentation, and some wonderful props,  we’ll explore biology, ecology, sonar, the cultural highs and devastating lows of these extraordinary creatures.

 Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, Connecticut. She has handled bats for twenty  years as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator and is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Agriculture to keep and exhibit non releasable bats for education. Over the years Griswold and her bats have delivered hundreds of programs to libraries, classrooms, Scout troops and organizations like the National Park Service and the Yale Peabody Museum . They have appeared on the cover of The Weekly Reader and produced a segment about bats for The Late Show with David Letterman. Griswold was featured in “Season’s of Connecticut” by Diane Smith, published by Globe Pequot Press, released in June 2010.

 This program is best suited for adults.  Please call the library for more information and/or to register at 203-263-3502.



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