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Going Batty!

September 22 from 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

$40 member / $50 nonmember
Instructor: DeAndra Ramsey
Ages 16 and up

Did you know that bats are the pollinators of the tequila agave? You’ll enjoy a delicious tequila popsicle from KICPOPS as you listen to bat expert DeAndra Ramsey, who will discuss the important role of bats in our ecosystem as pest control, seed dispersers, and pollinators. Then we’ll go on a bat hike using special detectors to listen to bat sonar over the Arboretum.

Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes.

Make it a batty weekend by joining us for our free, family-friendly Bat Fest on Saturday, September 23 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Instructor bio: DeAndra Ramsey attended Texas A&M University where she obtained her B.S in Biomedical Science. DeAndra has worked in the conservation community for over 15 years. She began her career at the Houston Zoo in 2010, where she was involved in many conservation initiatives ranging from pollinator conservation to habitat restoration. She was awarded the title of Conservation Champion due to her work with the Texas Bat Monitoring project she has led at the Houston Zoo along with facilitating the partnership between the Houston Zoo and Bat Conservation International. DeAndra also works with Buffalo Bayou Partnership to further conservation education efforts in relation to our amazing urban wildlife we have right here in Houston. DeAndra joined the Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center as Executive Director in 2021.

The Nature Playscape will be closed Thursday, December 7 as we work to remove several dead trees from the area.