September 21, 2011 was Bat House & Duck Nest Day at Farms Intermediate School in Brighton, Michigan.
Already a Michigan Green School, FIS had 60 students out gathering more points toward their green status by having Rob Mies of www.batconservation.org give a presentation and by building bat houses & duck boxes. Six of these duck boxes will go to Triangle Lake.
In Michigan bats are becoming endangered and Kris Moffett, creator of Michigan Green Schools, thought it was important for the children to learn about bats, how they help our environment and how we can help them.
Michigan Green Schools along with John Bradburn, manager of waste-reduction efforts for GM, his team and MDEQ gathered to mentor the students on this effort.
The projects were created using recycled materials such as used wood pallets and scrap Chevy Volt battery covers. Not only does this give animals a safe place to live, it saves more waste from going to the landfills.
All involved today hope that these bat houses and duck boxes can serve as prototypes for other schools.
Source: Sally Bellanger, Contributing Writer & Photographer, GreeningDetroit.com