High school students are introduced to the many ecosystem services bats provide and are presented with challenges bats face regionally and globally. In this lesson, students will explore anthropogenic impacts to bats and will be asked to create their own solution for bat population declines in their community. This lesson blends Next Generation Science performance expectations and Common Core State Standards with service learning for high school students.
The final project will answer a self-generated question in the form of a service project. This project could include multimedia, a social-art awareness campaign, habitat restoration or creation, community science, etc. The lesson aims to empower students and help them learn new skills as they explore potential careers.