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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!

If you are organising a bat event please add it to the list (subject to approval).

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Upcoming bat events

  1. 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

    Start: 27/10/2015 09:30
    End: 27/10/2015 17:00

  2. Arboriculture and bats: How to use a fibrescope

    This course follows on from the basic course; and will explore methods that can be used to look for evidence of bats with and without a bat licence and learn the appropriate use of fibrescopes.

    England - South East

    Start: 28/10/2015 09:30
    End: 28/10/2015 16:30

  3. "The Enigmatic World of Bats from Arghhh to Ahhhh!" (Dorset)

    River Allen Bat Roost Annual Bat Lecture for Halloween; Speaker: Colin Morris, Title: "The Enigmatic World of Bats from Arghhh to Ahhhh!"

    England - South West

    Start: 30/10/2015 19:30
    End: 30/10/2015 22:00

  4. Scottish Bat workers Conference 2015

    A day of talks and workshops for all with a keen interest in bats .


    Start: 07/11/2015 09:30
    End: 07/11/2015 17:00

  5. Surveying Trees

    This one-day course will allow participants to build on knowledge gained on other courses, and will provide an understanding of trees and the techniques needed to survey them effectively.

    England - South East

    Start: 02/12/2015 09:45
    End: 02/12/2015 17:30

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