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Oct. 27: Annual bat talk at WSU Vancouver will dispel Halloween-ish horror myths

Portfors-C-2013-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Christine Portfors, associate professor of biological science and neuroscience at Washington State University Vancouver, will host her annual free bat talk for children and families 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Dengerink Administration Building 110.

Portfors-with-bat-250 Portfors gives the Halloween presentation about commonly held misperceptions of bats to dispel popular folklore and explain the beneficial roles bats play in the ecosystem, such as managing insect populations, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds. Live bats from Portfors’ lab will available for viewing. Kids craft activities will round out the afternoon.

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