The Saskatchewan Science Centre will be releasing brown bats Tuesday night into Wascana Park.
The bats had been over-wintering with science centre after being rescued.
Ryan Holota with the Saskatchewan Science Centre says the bats they rescue have usually woken up to early from hibernation, or picked a bad place to sleep out the winter.
“Essentially what happens is when bats go into hibernation in the fall, sometimes they choose a bad place to sleep,” said Holota. “Or the weather will warm up and they will come out of hibernation. They don’t have the energy to go back into hibernation and actually survive.”
People interested in seeing the release can gather on the science centre’s deck near Ukrainian Science Park.
Doctor Mark Brigham, Professor of Biology and and Researcher from the U of R, who oversees the bat rescue program, will give a sort speech beforehand.
The bats will be released with glow sticks attached to them around 8:30.