BatsLIVE Receives Award

WATA Award Winners for BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure // Photo Credit: USFWS

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff received the Wings Across the Americas (WATA) Award as part of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference on March 27, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia. The award was given for the work and contributions made to BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure.

National Conservation Training Center staff members Randy Robinson, Chelsea McKinney, Nathaniel Hawley, Georgia Jeppesen, and Ann Froschauer, from Headquarters, received the WATA Award. Awards during the conference were also given to the Prince William Network, U.S. Forest Service, and Partners in Resource Education. Webcast links and educational resources can be found at:

BatsLIVE is a free educational program for grades 4-8, which brings bat conservation to life in classrooms across the country. The WATA award program is led by the Forest Service-International Programs and recognizes outstanding work by Forest Service personnel and their conservation partners in conserving birds, bats, and butterflies. For more information about the WATA program, visit

 -- published --  April 16, 2013
 -- photo credit --  USFWS

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