Chewonki’s Batmobile Coming to Bowdoinham

Chewonki’s Batmobile Coming to Bowdoinham

Bats are among the most misunderstood mammals on our planet. This hour long program is designed to

ease people’s fears of these fragile creatures and to dispel the myths about them. Please come to the library at a special time, Friday, July 20th from 12-1pm to see the Chewonki Foundation staff present this travelling program.  10 more spaces available.  Call the library to sign up.

The Batmobile

helps students understand the unique nature of bats with slides, touchable specimens, and live

bats. We take you on a journey through the world of bats, looking at their diversity in a variety

of ecosystems. Our live Big Brown Bat provides students with a close look at these gentle

creatures. Due to the sensitive nature of these animals, the live bat may only be viewed for

short periods.


Bats comprise nearly one-quarter of the world’s approximately 4,000 mammal species, yet humans continubig brown bate to fear and misunderstand them. Introducing participants to fruit bats and to our live, nonreleasable Big Brown Bat helps to dispel common myths about these flying mammals. Our engaging slide show illustrates the role of bats in ecosystems from the Maine woods to the South American rain forests. Participants leave the program with an appreciation for the tremendous diversity of bats in the world and for their irreplaceable niche in natural ecosystems.