7 p.m. – 10 p.m
Proceeds to benefit Austin organization Bat Conservation International
GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (Jan. 13, 2012) — Calling all Houston animal lovers. Moody Gardens® is hosting Come enjoy a night full of bat themed activities while raising money for Bat Conservation International, on Saturday Feb. 11. The event will be from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. in the Moody Gardens Visitors Center.
This unique cocktail party will feature specialty bat drinks and hors d’oeuvres prepared with ingredients that are made possible because of bats’ ecological importance. In addition, guests will be able to attend a special presentation from guest speaker James Eggers, director of education of Bat Conservation International. Attendees can also take a night tour of the Rainforest Pyramid® highlighting bat conservation and bring home a “Bat’s Are Doin’ It” goody bag. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for a couple. The fundraiser will also include a variety of raffle prizes. Each raffle ticket is $5 or three for $10.
“The ‘Bat’s Are Doin’ It’ event will give Moody Gardens the opportunity to highlight the importance of protecting these animals and will give guests the chance to have an entertaining evening while contributing to a significant organization,” said Assistant Curator/ Registrar Paula Kolvig.
Throughout 2012 Moody Gardens will bring attention to an often overlooked, but important animal: the bat. The United Nations has declared 2012 as International Year of the Bat and Bat Conservation International (BCI) as an International Year of the Bat founding partner. The International Year of the Bat campaign aims to raise global awareness about bats, bat conservation and the unique roles bats play in our environment.
This event is open to visitors who are 21 years of age and older. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Bat Conservation International on behalf of Moody Gardens.
Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.