Texas Tech University Researcher Brings Malaysian Rainforest Bat Research To Frenship Elementary Students Through Satellite Program

Media Advisory for upcoming outreach class with Texas Tech biologist and Frenship elementary students.

WHAT:Texas Tech University Malaysian Bat Education Adventure

WHEN:8:15 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 20)

WHERE:North Ridge Elementary School, 6302 11th Place

EVENT:Tigga Kingston, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, will launch the Texas Tech University Malaysian Bat Education Adventure.

The project will use Kingston’s research into Malaysian bats to develop an integrated biology curriculum. Fourth- and fifth-grade students at North Ridge Elementary School will be able to track the research through an interactive Web site and communicate with researchers in the field in Malaysia through satellite uplink at least once a week through February and March.

Kingston is joined in the project by co-principal investigators Mark McGinley, associate professor, and Kenneth Schmidt, associate professor, both in the Department of Biological Sciences.

The project is funded by a $209,000 grant from Texas Tech.

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CONTACT: Tigga Kingston, assistant professor of biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2839 or tigga.kingston@ttu.edu.