Bats: Myth & Reality: This PowerPoint program uses high resolution photography and research results to debunk the folklore, myths, and misconceptions that have plagued bats for centuries. Unfounded fears, often fueled by grossly over-stated disease risk and ignorance, are the major contributors to the dramatic declines in bat populations world-wide. This program discusses species diversity, environmental and economic benefits of bats, and disease risk. The program runs approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a question and answer period. Live Florida bats will be displayed.