Yebo Gogga yebo amaBlomo is an annual educational event hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand. It provides the opportunity for inquisitive minds to learn about the wonderful natural world. The event hosts educational stands from a variety of different subjects ranging from microbiology, plants, insects and even live animals.
For the first time, AfricanBats participated in this educational week from 9 – 13 May 2018. This year, the theme was deception, and we specifically focused on debunking some of the misconceptions about bats using beautiful photographs and preserved specimens. The team had the opportunity to interact with all ages, ranging from pre-school learners to high schoolers and adults. Everyone was intrigued by the variety of bats that occur in South Africa, and the fruit bat was definitely one of the star attractions! Many of the younger learners surprised us with their knowledge about bats, and we were more than happy to answer questions like “What are their wings made of ?”
Regardless of age, everyone left the stand having learned something new about bats.