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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 for 2017:

We kicked off the year with a Mitigation Case Studies Forum in January and plans are underway for conferences in Wales and Scotland as well as regional conferences in the North and South West of England this year.

There are a range of training courses aimed at both professionals and volunteers interested in improving their skills and bat knowledge.

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

BCT holds an international symposium every year that focusses on particular aspects relating to wildlife conservation in the professional sector. Watch this space for news of the 2017 topic.

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Upcoming bat events

  1. Wild Weekend Festival

    Experience London’s wild side with a weekend of free bats, birds and other wildlife-themed events at Woodberry Wetlands, This two-day event is designed to appeal to everyone and visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of workshops, stimulating talks and debates, a live music stage, guided walks and family activities for all ages.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 29/04/2017 00:00
    End: 30/04/2017 00:00

  2. North of England Conference

    This is a day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the North of England or who are members of bat groups in the region. The area covered includes: County Durham, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Yorkshire.

    England - North East

    When?
    Start: 06/05/2017 09:00
    End: 06/05/2017 17:00

  3. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Darlington, 10th May 2017

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk.

    England - North East

    When?
    Start: 10/05/2017 19:15
    End: 10/05/2017 22:30

  4. Introduction to Bats & Acoustic Identification

    This one day course is aimed at those who are new to bats and would like to know more. Bats are amazing animals but being nocturnal they can be a challenge to identify. However, with some basic knowledge and a simple heterodyne bat detector the world of bats can begin to open up to you.

    England - West Midlands

    When?
    Start: 10/05/2017 22:00
    End: 10/05/2017 22:00

  5. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Pembrokeshire, 12th May 2017

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk.

    Wales

    When?
    Start: 12/05/2017 19:15
    End: 12/05/2017 22:30

  6. Bat walk, Langholm Scotland

    Family bat walk. Join us to find out more about our local bats, listen in to the secret sounds of bats using a bat detector and have a memorable night out.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 13/05/2017 19:30
    End: 13/05/2017 21:00

  7. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Edinburgh, 20th May 2017

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk.

    England - North East

    When?
    Start: 20/05/2017 19:15
    End: 20/05/2017 22:30

  8. A Special Conservation Day

    It is a day of talks on wildlife by various speakers, Both International and UK. There will be fun things for young people to take part in, including a colouring competition of their favourite wild animal. And Afternoon Tea will be included in the price of the tickets

    England - East Midlands

    When?
    Start: 21/05/2017 12:30
    End: 21/05/2017 18:00

  9. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Cumbria, 27th May 2017

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk.

    England - North West

    When?
    Start: 27/05/2017 19:15
    End: 27/05/2017 22:30

  10. Wales Bat Conference 2017

    Wales Bat Conference with exciting presentations from both professional and volunteer bat workers.
    Field surveys at Margam Park on the Saturday evening - virtually all Wales' bat species have been recorded here.

    Wales

    When?
    Start: 03/06/2017 10:00
    End: 04/06/2017 15:00

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