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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 the conference season is bringing together bat enthusiasts across the country with the South West of England Bat Conference in March, the North of England Bat Conference in May. The Wales Bat Conference takes place in Swansea in June, the Autumn Swarming Conference will be in September and the Scottish Bat Conference returns to Battleby in November.

Throughout the year there are a range of training courses for both professionals and volunteers interested in improving their skills and bat knowledge. If you can't see the course you are looking for, contact us to discuss your training needs.

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

 

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Upcoming bat events

  1. Broomfield Hospital Twilight Bat Walks

    After the huge success of the inaugural Bat Walks last year, they have
    returned for 2017! Supported by the Essex Bat Group and Heart & Sole, join us with friends and family to experience the hospital site bat activity & roost!

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 26/05/2017 08:00
    End: 08/09/2017 08:00

  2. Bat Nights

    The evening starts with a BBQ at 7pm. Then an introductory talk on bats and churches at 8pm. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 30/06/2017 19:00
    End: 30/06/2017 23:00

  3. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, South Ayrshire, 13th July 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: 13/07/2017 20:00
    End: 13/07/2017 23:00

  4. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Dorset, 14th July 2017

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

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 14/07/2017 18:45
    End: 14/07/2017 22:30

  5. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 14/07/2017 19:30
    End: 14/07/2017 23:00

  6. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Darlington, 14th July 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: 14/07/2017 19:45
    End: 14/07/2017 22:30

  7. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 15/07/2017 19:30
    End: 15/07/2017 23:00

  8. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Hertfordshire, 15th July 2017

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

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 15/07/2017 19:30
    End: 15/07/2017 22:30

  9. Arboriculture and bats: scoping surveys for arborists

    One day awareness course for arborists to help them carry out tree works with consideration for the potential impacts on bats and their habitat. The course is Lantra registered, counts towards Arboricultural Association CPD and is in line with British Standard 8596 - Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 17/07/2017 09:30
    End: 17/07/2017 17:00

  10. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 21/07/2017 19:30
    End: 21/07/2017 23:00

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