High School Woodworking with Wildlands

On Friday, March 23, 15 high school seniors from Rising Tide Charter Public School in Plymouth took part in a bat box and bench building project hosted by Wildlands at our headquarters. This volunteer event was one of several attended by students as part of an annual Rising Tide field trip day involving community service.

  Seniors at Rising Tide build bat homes and benches for Wildlands Trust properties.

Seniors at Rising Tide build bat homes and benches for Wildlands Trust properties.

Students were given pre-cut pieces of wood and constructed the boxes and benches using power drills. In just over 3 hours, we were able to finish building two benches and 12 bat boxes, and they all came out beautifully! The benches and bat boxes will be installed on several Wildlands preserves at a later date. Before we install the boxes, however, we will paint their exteriors -- bats like a warm environment, so a dark paint will help retain heat.

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Thank you, Rising Tide, the project was a huge success and we absolutely loved having you!