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Sun, Jun 11


South Shelter at Hickory Hill Park

Build Your Own Bat House

Join the effort to protect our fluttering, pollinating friends by building a beautiful bat house for them.

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Build Your Own Bat House
Build Your Own Bat House

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

South Shelter at Hickory Hill Park, 1439 E Bloomington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

About the Event

Get the whole family involved in building a bat house with this exciting hands-on class. You'll be provided with all the necessary tools and supplies to construct a bat house from a fun kit designed to resemble a bat.

As you build your cozy bat homes, you'll discover the often-overlooked value of these fascinating creatures and learn about the native bat species in Iowa. You'll also receive guidance on where to hang your completed bat house to create a safe haven for your fluttering friends.

All skill levels are welcome, so everyone can enjoy the experience of building a bat house to make a positive impact on our environment.


  • Gloves (optional)


We will be working with glue and nails, so be prepared to get messy. 


Sliding scale fee: $45 - $25, based upon your access to resources.

Each registration gets 1 bat house, so if a household would like to build a bathouse together, you may enter only 1 registration for multiple participants.

A $20 materials cost has been added to the ticket price. 

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount. Learn about Backyard Abundance membership.


Call 319-325-6810 to reach the educator of your class.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Mandy Webber and her family are on a mission to create a sustainable and eco-friendly family farm, known as Eureka Moon Farm. Their vision is to promote the interconnectedness of nature, food, and community through hands-on learning experiences and a diverse range of high-quality, farm-fresh products. With a wealth of experience in marketing, innovation, and facilitation, Mandy’s entrepreneurial spirit and love for learning have inspired her to share her passions with others.


Southside shelter at Hickory Hill Park

1439 Bloomington St, Iowa City


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners and was funded by the Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please  frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of  time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

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  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

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  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

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  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.

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