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Going Batty

At Your School
Type & Format
1 hr
Grade Level
Life, Early Childhood

Two hours minimum booking
Travel fees may apply*

Explore the intriguing world of bats and learn the truth about one of the most misunderstood and beneficial creatures on Earth. Students learn about bat diversity, echolocation and diet. They'll also practice using a mist nest, the tool field biologists use to capture and study live bats before releasing them back into the night sky. Topics include adaptations, bat biology and physics of sound.

Experience an adventure in science without leaving the classroom. These programs include a general introduction to a science topic and hands-on, interactive activities.

A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registration requests. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or



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Travel Fees

If you are located less than 40 miles from OMSI, there are no travel fees.
If you are located more than 40 miles from OMSI, travel fees are charged as follows:
• By scheduling a program when we’re in your area (per map), each school pays $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost. No mileage is charged.
• If we make a special trip to your school (when we’re not scheduled to be in your area per map), each school is charged 55¢ per round-trip mile (subject to federal rate changes) and $105 per instructor per day, in addition to the program cost.
• Visits to areas beyond the boundaries of the map are available by request and travel fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.


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Standards Addressed

Structure and Function:
K.1L.1 - Compare and contrast characteristics of plants and animals.
1.1L.1 - Compare and contrast characteristics among individuals within one plant or animal group.
2.1L.1 - Compare and contrast characteristics and behaviors of plants and animals and the environments where they live.

Interaction and Change:
K.2P.1 - Examine the different ways things move.
1.2L.1 - Describe the basic needs of living things.
2.2L.1 - Describe life cycles of living things.
4.2L.1 - Describe the interactions of organisms and the environment where they live.

Scientific Inquiry:
K.3S.1 - Explore questions about living and non-living things and events in the natural world.
1.3S.1 - Identify and use tools to make careful observations and answer questions about the natural world.
1.3S.2 - Record observations with pictures, numbers, or written statements.
2.3S.1 - Observe, measure, and record properties of objects and substances using simple tools to gather data and extend the senses.
2.3S.3 - Make, describe, and compare observations, and organize recorded data.