FRIENDS of Cornish Hill has been working with the Daylesford Dharma School to raise awareness of bats in the ecosystem.
Last month, Arthur Ryler PHD student Caroline Wilson brought a real life bat into a classroom for a workshop, made possible by a Hepburn Shire grant.
She then visited Daylesford Secondary College to further promote bats' importance.
Friends of Cornish Hill's Margaret Thomas said ever-increasing human populations were putting more and more pressure on remaining bat habitats.
"Pollution and use of pesticides has contributed to a decline in bat populations and the friends are keen to make sure they continue to play a role as important pollinators of hardwood and native fruit trees," she said.
The project will culminate with a "bat street art installation" outside the Daylesford Library on Friday, October 31.
To follow the project updates, go to www.facebook.com/cornishhilldaylesford