Being a bat scientist is ultra kool with the kids. Here's my nephew, totally enamored with bats at the moment, hanging upside down "like a bat." I just got back from a visit to southern california, where a friend and I shadowed a real-life bat biologist, peppering her with questions and trying out her equipment and stuff. She took us out one night to try to find out where some Mastiff bats were roosting. Then the next day we visited a bridge where Mexican Freetail bats roost.