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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 2015:

There are regional conferences aimed at bat enthusiasts taking place in the South West and North of England this Spring.

BCT holds an international symposium every year that focusses on particular aspects relating to wildlife conservation in the professional sector. For 2015 the topic is Wildlife and Transport Infrastructure.

There are conferences being run in Wales (in June) and in Scotland (in November).

The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar!

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

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Upcoming bat events

  1. Bats and Bangers (Hammersmith)

    Hammersmith Community Gardens presents Bats and Bangers!Meet at the Glasshouses in Ravenscourt Park for a guided bat walk around the park, there are 18 species of bat in the UK – how many will we find on our walk?
    We’ll then head back to the glasshouses to warm up with barbequed sausages!

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 13/03/2015 11:00
    End: 13/03/2015 11:00

  2. South West Bat Conference

    This is a one day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the South West of England or who are members of bat groups in the region. The area covered is: Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, Somerset and Wiltshire.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 21/03/2015 09:00
    End: 21/03/2015 17:00

  3. 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. This course is run in conjunction the Arboriculture Association and is Lantra certified.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 07/04/2015 09:30
    End: 07/04/2015 17:00

  4. 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. The day will also include an ID session with Jenny Clark and her education bats.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 09/04/2015 09:30
    End: 09/04/2015 17:00

  5. Using Bat Detectors

    This one day course offers an introduction to the use of bat detectors for professional bat surveys. It will cover different detector systems (heterodyne, frequency division, time expansion and full spectrum).

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 28/04/2015 09:30
    End: 28/04/2015 17:30

  6. 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. This course is run in conjunction the Arboriculture Association and is Lantra certified.

    England - North East

    When?
    Start: 18/05/2015 09:30
    End: 18/05/2015 17:00

  7. Surveying for bats

    An ideal follow-up to Bat Ecology and Conservation and Using Bat Detectors, it will give you the knowledge and skills to plan professional bat surveys, and learn practical survey skills and field sign identification.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 26/05/2015 09:15
    End: 27/05/2015 17:30

  8. Mitigation

    This one day course, developed and delivered by Dr Sandie Sowler, is intended for those who require an in-depth look at bat mitigation strategies that both have and haven’t worked.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 02/06/2015 09:30
    End: 02/06/2015 16:30

  9. Evening Bat Walk (North London)

    Enter the mysterious and fascinating world of bats! Setting out at dusk, you will be led by experts from the North London Bat Group to get a closer look at these fascinating creatures as they hunt in Trent Park.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 12/07/2015 21:00
    End: 12/07/2015 23:00

  10. Surveying for bats

    An ideal follow-up to Bat Ecology and Conservation and Using Bat Detectors, it will give you the knowledge and skills to plan professional bat surveys, and learn practical survey skills and field sign identification.

    England - West Midlands

    When?
    Start: 28/07/2015 09:15
    End: 29/07/2015 17:30

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