We specialise in offering community groups, schools , government and private bodies hands-on bat box building workshops.
There is something about holding a hammer and constructing a timber object. Perhaps it’s a primeval urge that hides deep down in all of us. Whatever the reason there is a great sense of achievement when the participants finish the boxes. Here you have a chance to help the environment and provide a real working home for the under-rated micro bats.
At the beginning a 25min bat conservation and ecology presentation is given. Then straight into the hands-on work.We supply all materials provided. This includes pre-assembled kit form pre-painted boxes, glue, screws, hammers and battery drills. We arrive at your location with five boxes. We only need one room with tables and power for the presentation. The participants then dissemble them in their pre-determined groups. Working together they then glue the timber sections and use the battery drills to finally screw it together.
We can cater for up to 30 participants per session.
Depending on the group the boxes can be taken away and installed at your home or a location of your choice if it is a special group.
For schools when the boxes are finished and painted we return to install them. Many schools have bush areas close by which make it ideal for the boxes. The children love to write their names on the boxes that they built. This gives them a sense of responsibility in looking after them. During the installation process the students are instructed on the use of a GPS. They then enter the coordinates and record positions. With the internet they then can use Google Earth to view them.
How do you get to do all this and have fun……
Well, apply for community grants. They are available online locally.
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