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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 there is the Spring into Action event.

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  1. Welsh Wish

    How does ‘living in harmony with our planet’ look to you? Following the success of ‘Welsh Wish – Dymuniad Cymru’ as part of Earth Hour, the aim of the next part of the campaign is to show what a brighter future looks like. By posting images online, organisers hope the pictures will remind politicians about the importance of a sustainable future for Wales, as the Welsh Government introduces the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill. Taking part in Welsh Wish is easy! 1. Take a picture of what you like about nature and living in harmony with the planet 2. Make a wish – say why this is important to you and tag it #welshwish 3. Share it – post your picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

    Wales

    When?
    Start: 06/08/2014 00:00
    End: 30/09/2014 00:00

  2. Big Bat Walks

    Start and finish times vary - please see website for specific timings. WWT London Wetland Centre is one of the best places to watch bats in London. Our bat walks give you the chance not only to see these amazing flying mammals, but also learn more about them with a talk by one of our bat experts in our theatre before heading out to the reserve.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 14/08/2014 19:45
    End: 25/09/2014 22:15

  3. Bat Walk, Kent

    Join us for a bat walk around Woodlands Farm. We have a number of different bat species living on the farm so this is a great opportunity to find out more about bats and see what we can find. You will need sturdy footwear, suitable outdoor clothing and a torch. This activity is not recommended for children under 6.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 28/08/2014 19:45
    End: 28/08/2014 20:45

  4. Bat walk at Dunster Castle

    Discover our different species of bat on this guided evening walk through the Castle grounds. Booking essential.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 28/08/2014 20:00
    End: 28/08/2014 21:30

  5. Bat Walks at Dunster Castle

    Discover our different species of bat on this guided evening walk through the Castle grounds.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 28/08/2014 20:00
    End: 28/08/2014 21:30

  6. Jersey Bat Group - International Bat Night Walk

    Bat walk at Queen’s Valley Reservoir. The range of different habitats supports many bats, which we hope to see and hear. With talks about our local bats, bat ecology and how they use sound, also to answer any questions you have about bats. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Channel Islands

    When?
    Start: 29/08/2014 19:15
    End: 29/08/2014 22:00

  7. Queen's Valley Bat Walk

    Educational Bat walk open to the public.

    Channel Islands

    When?
    Start: 29/08/2014 20:00
    End: 29/08/2014 22:00

  8. Bettyhill Bat Walk

    Use our bat detectors as we walk around Bettyhill searching for the evening midge munchers found here. Learn about the species found here and let's dismiss some of the old wives tales about bats. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. Very weather dependent.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 29/08/2014 20:00
    End: 29/08/2014 21:30

  9. Batty About Bats, Thrumster

    Enjoy a slide show about our fabulous midge munchers before a wander round Thrumster woods in search of the tiny flying mammals. Please bring a torch and wear stout footwear. Event is weather dependent.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 29/08/2014 20:30
    End: 29/08/2014 21:30

  10. International Bat Night, Carrickfergus

    Create a bat garden, build bat boxes and take a bat walk at dusk

    Northern Ireland

    When?
    Start: 30/08/2014 18:30
    End: 30/08/2014 21:30

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