Carpentry Program Makes New Homes for Flying Mammals
Students in Selkirk College's Carpentry Foundation Program have helped provide safe shelter for an important creature of the West Kootenay night.
Earlier this year students in the 24-week program started putting together a number of bat houses for the Kootenay Community Bat Project. The houses are one way of promoting bat roosting habitat and assisting with eviction of the winged mammals.
Carpentry Foundation students presented the four bat houses to Kootenay Community Bat Project coordinator Juliet Craig earlier this month.
Under the guidance of Carpentry Foundation instructors Craig McCallum and Dan Brazeau, the nine students built four houses on the Silver King Campus and presented them to Kootenay Community Bat Project coordinator Juliet Craig earlier this month.
Plans and materials were supplied by the Community Bat Project and the labour was courtesy of Selkirk College.
The Carpentry Foundation provides students credit for year-one of technical training, plus 450 apprenticeship hours.