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[Past Event] Bats: Nature's Misunderstood Creatures | Gentrain MPC

Course Description:

Did you know that there are over 1,400 species of bats, and you can find them on every continent but Antarctica? Bats act as pollinators, seed dispersers and natural pest control. Learn about bats, their unique characteristics and their importance to the ecosystem. Kristen Burroughs is a science illustrator who had the opportunity to illustrate bats for Bat Conservation International. With her illustrations, she encourages education and promotes conservation for this diverse group of misunderstood animals. Dive in the process of illustrating endangered bats, newly discovered bat species and bats from around the world.

Offered in collaboration with our friends at The Gentrain Society, all lectures will be held in Lecture Forum 103 at Monterey Peninsula College. Free - All Welcome.


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Wednesday, Apr. 3 *1:30 - 2:30 p.m.* (1 session)


Monterey Peninsula College, Lecture Forum 103


Kristen Burroughs is a bat enthusiast and science illustrator. She has an undergraduate degree in marine science and a postgraduate certificate in science illustration, both from CSUMB. Kristen promotes animal conservation with her artwork by bringing awareness to the importance of misunderstood creatures. She currently works as an illustrator, graphic designer, and as a teaching artist for the Western Flyer Foundation, the Lyceum of Monterey County and the Arts Council for Monterey County.