ISU to host 15th annual ‘Bat Festival’ this weekend

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State University is set to host its 15th annual Bat Festival Saturday, Sept. 25.

The ISU Bat Center encourages people to educate themselves about bats and why they are important to the community. Saturday’s event will be split into two educational portions.

The first part of the festival will take place during the day on ISU’s campus. Children’s activities, informational exhibits and live bats can be found at the event.

The evening activities will be held at Dobbs Park and include a nature hike. Event organizer Brianne Walters said bat education is important.

“We want to teach people how good they are for the environment and how they can help people as well,” she said. “We also want to dispel some myths. Commonly, people think that all bats are rabid or they want to get in your hair and all of those myths just aren’t true.”

Daytime activities will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the ISU Science Building. Evening activities will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dobbs Park on Poplar Drive. All events are free and open to the public.

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