On Friday, April 8 high school students in Meg McLaughlin’s Environmental Science class installed a bat house that they made for Firestone Building Products in DeForest. The activity is part of an ongoing collaborative project between the class and company to give students real-life and hands-on experiences.
The project began last year when Firestone Building Products hired a biologist to conduct an appraisal of wildlife habitat on the DeForest Firestone property. Each year students continue to work with Firestone employees to implement the ideas generated by the biologist’s assessment and plan. Students in the Environmental Science class also work with other students in the technology education classes to build wildlife habitat structures, such as the bat house installed on April 8.
According to McLaughlin, three students (Brandon, Joe, and Brady) led the bat house project for the class.