Build a Bat Box
You can encourage bats to roost in your area or school grounds by building and installing bat boxes. We have designed a leaflet describing how to build a bat box here, and you can also watch this Youtube video by Chester Zoo for a slightly different design.
More Bat Education Materials
And thanks to Megan, a big bat fan in New Hampshire in the U.S. ,who suggested links for more information that led us to this site at the Smithsonian Institution all about Bats and Art!
There are many fiction books available about bats. Here are several that we recommend:
Owl Bat Bat Owl is a picture book suitable for children aged 1+. It is by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, the author and illustrator who provided the illustrations for this website. Available from Walker Books.
Stella Luna is a children’s classic by Janell Cannon, the tale of a lost fruit bat who is adopted by insect-eating birds.
The Silverwing trilogy of books by Kenneth Oppel are for older children and are somewhat similar in style to Watership Down.