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Explore with us as we step Into the Garden, a virtual event series hosted by Scientist in Every Florida School and Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County. Scientists will uncover many mysteries in the garden through these virtual interactive trips, which will be live-streamed on Zoom and YouTube.

When it comes to pollinators, most people are inclined to think about bees and butterflies, but bats play an important role too. Learn about some of the specialized plants that bats are responsible for pollinating and the incredible number of species that exists. While some pollinate plants, others keep insects at bay, which is the case for the thirteen bat species that reside in Florida.


Topic: Bats as Pollinators

Speaker: Dr. Verity Mathis, Mammal Collections Manager, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

K-12 Resources: Extension Activities

Spring Series Schedule:

Jan. 18 – Who Needs Flowers Anyway?

Feb. 15 – Plant Evolution and Climate Change

Mar. 8 Nature Pop: Ecosystem Engineers

Apr. 12 – Bats as Pollinators

May 17 If You Build It, They Will Come: Butterfly Gardens


Name: Scientist in Every Florida School

Email: skillingsworth@floridamuseum.ufl.edu

Website: View Organizer Website

Name: Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County

Phone: (561) 233-1757

Email: RWolberg@pbcgov.org

Website: View Organizer Website


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