UCO receives grant for bat project

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UCO receives grant for bat project

Postby Lynn » Jan 26, 2006 6:21 pm

UCO receives grant for bat project
by Christina Purdom
January 26, 2006

UCO’s Selman Living Laboratory has been awarded a $17 thousand grant to conduct research to protect the 70,000 bats that hibernate in its caves.

The grant was awarded to only two of the 27 potential projects submitted to Florida Power and Light Energy, the nation's largest generator of wind power, in a pilot program to conserve North American bat species.

Dr. William Caire, professor of biology, will be in charge of the project. He said he hopes to incorporate the help of local high schools and UCO students and faculty.

“It will bring high school students and teachers out to learn hands-on science,â€
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