Kaylee K. – Bat Houses
When Kaylee learned that an influx of new construction in her community had led to a major loss of bat habitats, she knew she wanted to take action. Kaylee collected information using online databases at her local library and researched which type of bat houses could make a positive impact on her community’s environment.
She then designed and built the appropriate type of bat houses to sustain the population of bats in her community and installed them in local parks. Kaylee created an educational blog that provides information on the important relationship between bats, humans, and the environment, debunks the common myths people often have about the species, and offers step-by-step instructions on how to build and install your own bat house.
Through her Gold Award project, Kaylee was able to educate her peers on the importance that bats play in our ecosystem, teach them how to build their own bat houses, and lead a group of Girl Scouts in installing bat houses around her local church.
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