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Events and training

Whether you are a bat-beginner or an expert you are sure to find an event for you in the listing below. Year round the Bat Conservation Trust, local bat groups as well as conservation and community organisations arrange bat events across the UK  from training courses  to bat walks for families. 

Highlights in 2014:

International Bat Night a nationwide celebration of bats coordinated by BCT over the last weekend of August

National Bat Conference the biggest event in the bat calendar

East of England, Midlands and South East England Bat Conferences for bat enthusiuasts living or working in those regions

In Wales there is the Bat Workers Day and in Scotland the Spring into Action event.

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  1. Midlands Bat Conference

    A one-day bat conference, open to bat volunteers and enthusiasts living and/or working in the Midlands.

    England - West Midlands

    When?
    Start: 26/04/2014 09:30
    End: 26/04/2014 17:00

  2. Arboriculture and Bats: A guide for practitioners

    This introductory one day course for arborists will help you to carry out tree works with consideration of the potential effects on bats and their habitats.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 28/04/2014 09:30
    End: 28/04/2014 16:30

  3. Introductory bat detector workshop, RSPB Ynys Hir, Ceredigion

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.

    Wales

    When?
    Start: 01/05/2014 18:30
    End: 01/05/2014 22:30

  4. Introductory bat detector workshop, Hexham, Northumberland, May 2014

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.

    England - North East

    When?
    Start: 08/05/2014 18:45
    End: 08/05/2014 22:30

  5. Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Worcester, May 2014

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.

    England - West Midlands

    When?
    Start: 09/05/2014 18:45
    End: 09/05/2014 22:30

  6. The Scottish Birdfair

    A great day out for families and wildlife experts. Find out all about bats, birds , butterflies and biodiversity in all its glory. Meet experts and enthusiasts from local bat groups and Bat Conservation Trust .

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 10/05/2014 18:00
    End: 11/05/2014 18:00

  7. Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Cheddar, Somerset, May 2014

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 10/05/2014 18:30
    End: 10/05/2014 22:00

  8. Managing wildlife and working with bats on historic monuments

    A course for professionals who work in building conservation, ie architects and conservation officers.
    Site management with reference to bats and their conservation requirements will be discussed, followed by a visit to a hibernation site in a railway tunnel.
    Course leader: Alan Cathersides, Senior Landscape Manager, English Heritage.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 12/05/2014 14:00
    End: 15/05/2014 14:00

  9. Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Lambeth, Greater London

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 13/05/2014 18:30
    End: 13/05/2014 22:30

  10. Bat Ecology and Conservation

    A one day course designed for those new to bat work, it will offer a comprehensive foundation to bat biology, ecology and conservation as well as the different UK species, range and distribution.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 15/05/2014 09:30
    End: 15/05/2014 16:30

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