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Students at the Whidbey Island Waldorf School are building wood homes for local bat populations as part of their math block curriculum. The habitat construction combines lessons in math -- measuring, math facts and more -- along with science and learning about bats and their habitats.

The idea came out of their Animal Block and a visit from bat expert Sarah Schmidt. Thanks to the help of fourth grade Class Coordinator, Joy Broughton, the students have also received a grant for $200 from the local Audubon Society to plant natural habitat - native species to help restore insect populations for bats and birds.

The South Whidbey Record says: "The students have taken the initiative to build the houses themselves, with teacher and parental assistance. The skills they’re learning in their math classes have proven useful during the construction."

Read the full story at the South Whidbey Record

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