Sturm Memorial Library in Manawa will present the program Incredible Bats at the library on Tuesday July 17 at 2 p.m.
This program will be presented by educators Dave and Sharon Peterson of Illinois and will feature live Egyptian Fruit Bats. The Peterson’s have been trained by Bat Conservation International and travel all over the Midwest to educate children about bats and demonstrate the great things they do for everyone.
The Peterson’s will be featuring four bats in their program – Tut, Ramses, Imhotep and Azizi. The average life span for Egyptian Fruit Bats is 30 years and the Peterson’s bats are aged 2-7 years.
The Peterson’s are licensed by the USDA to show the bats and everyone who attends will be given an opportunity to meet a bat up close and personal. While all ages are welcome this program is targeted towards youth ages 5 and up.
Incredible Bats is sponsored by the Outagamie Waupaca Library System and is free to the public. Anyone seven and under must be accompanied by a responsible party. For more information call the library at 920-596-2252 or visit online at www.manawalibrary.org.