Do You Think Bats are Scary?
February 23,[masked]:00 pm - Museum of Natural History - $3
Discover why bats don’t get headaches from hanging upside down and why you don’ t have to worry about bats getting stuck in your hair. A presentation by bat conservationist and rehabilitator Melinda Alvarado will include a slide show and feature live, tame bats for viewing and discussion. Myths, superstitions and misperceptions about these highly beneficial mammals will be discussed and replaced with factual learning about the ecological importance of bats and their roles in many ecosystems as insect controllers, pollinators and seed dispersers.
Melinda began rehabilitating wildlife in 1987 with Pacific Wildlife Care. Her experience covers all birds and terrestrial mammals (except bear and mountain lion). She began giving wildlife educational programs in 1990 and was trained in 1999 to give bat educational programs.
Family Mind Walks - presentations aimed at both adults and children. They will be held at the Museum of Natural History from 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM.
If you’re a lifelong learner interested in natural history, the Mind Walk Lecture Series is for you! Speakers are experts in their fields and welcome audience questions. Topics cover a broad range—there’s something for everybody! This is a fabulous opportunity to broaden your horizons and learn more about your community and the world at large.
As in previous years, Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) members may attend any of the Mind Walks free of charge. Nonmembers must pay the standard Museum entry fee ($3; no charge for children under 17 years).