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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.

There are a range of training courses aimed at both professionals and volunteers.

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

Discover batty things happening near you!

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Upcoming bat events

  1. 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

  2. Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Gwynedd

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

    Wales

    When?
    Start: 29/07/2015 18:45
    End: 29/07/2015 22:45

  3. Bat night and BBQ

    Join the National Trust’s rangers for a BBQ and a talk about bats. The evening will end with a short walk to the cliffs to see and hear greater horseshoe bats emerge from old mine workings. BBQ’s provided for you to cook on so bring along your favourite BBQ food. Bring a picnic / food to cook on BBQ, warm clothes, and a rug to sit on.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 29/07/2015 19:00
    End: 29/07/2015 22:00

  4. Bat night and BBQ

    Join the National Trust’s rangers for a BBQ and a talk about bats. The evening will end with a short walk to the cliffs to see and hear greater horseshoe bats emerge from old mine workings. BBQ’s provided for you to cook on so bring along your favourite BBQ food. Bring a picnic / food to cook on BBQ, warm clothes, and a rug to sit on.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 05/08/2015 19:00
    End: 05/08/2015 22:00

  5. Bat walks

    Times vary with sunset, call for details.
    Bat walks take place every Thursday throughout August and September.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 06/08/2015 10:00
    End: 24/09/2015 10:00

  6. Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Carmarthenshire

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

    Wales

    When?
    Start: 06/08/2015 18:45
    End: 06/08/2015 22:30

  7. Bat walk at the House of the Binns

    Join us at the House of the Binns to find out more about the amazing life of bats.
    On this ranger led walk we will be using bat detectors and learning all about the different species of bat that can be found at House of the Binns.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 06/08/2015 20:00
    End: 06/08/2015 22:00

  8. Bowling bat walk

    A public bat walk along the Dalmuir to Milton Greener Greenway route (National Cycle Network route 7), led by Anne Youngman.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 06/08/2015 21:30
    End: 06/08/2015 23:00

  9. Batty about bats in Tayside?

    Do you live with bats in Tayside? Or would you like to find out about the bats we have here?

    1.30pm : Bats in Scotland

    2.15pm: Bats in houses or living with bats

    3.00pm: Helping injured bats

    Bat crafts for all the family.

    Add your bats to the Tayside Big Bat Map!

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 08/08/2015 10:00
    End: 08/08/2015 10:00

  10. Guided Bat Walk

    Discover the hidden world of bats in the stunning setting of House of Dun, learn how they fly at night and experience their calls using a bat detector. All ages welcome.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 09/08/2015 20:30
    End: 09/08/2015 22:00

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