One of the most effective and environmentally friendly ways to reduce the mosquito population is to install a bat house. This is just one of the facts Jennifer Richter’s kindergarten class learned during their study of bats’ importance to the environment. As a community service project, the kindergarteners recently assembled and decorated bat houses with their fourth grade reading buddies in Craig Whiteford’s class. The houses will be donated to McDonogh’s Roots and Oregon Ridge Nature Center to assist in bat conservation efforts. Learn more about McDonogh Roots.