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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 plans are underway for conferences in Wales and Scotland as well as regional conferences in the North and South West of England this year.

There are a range of training courses aimed at both professionals and volunteers interested in improving their skills and bat knowledge.

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

BCT holds an international symposium every year that focusses on particular aspects relating to wildlife conservation in the professional sector. Watch this space for news of the 2017 topic.

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Upcoming bat events

  1. 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, Isles of Scilly, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 25/03/2017 09:00
    End: 25/03/2017 17:00

  2. Next steps for natural environment policy in England

    Sessions are expected to examine the Government’s progress towards delivering a 25-year Environment Plan and the central role of the Natural Capital Committee in advising and helping to deliver this.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 27/04/2017 16:00
    End: 27/04/2017 16:00

  3. North of England Conference

    This is a day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the North of England or who are members of bat groups in the region. The area covered includes: County Durham, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Northumberland and Yorkshire.

    England - North East

    When?
    Start: 06/05/2017 09:00
    End: 06/05/2017 17:00

  4. A Special Conservation Day

    It is a day of talks on wildlife by various speakers, Both International and UK. There will be fun things for young people to take part in, including a colouring competition of their favourite wild animal. And Afternoon Tea will be included in the price of the tickets

    England - East Midlands

    When?
    Start: 21/05/2017 12:30
    End: 21/05/2017 18:00

  5. Acoustic Ecology and Identification of European Bats

    The workshop focuses entirely on in-the-field acoustic methods, following a scientific program developed in France since 1988. This method is based on manual species identification, combining in-the-field listening in heterodyne and time expansion with computer analysis, along with integration of the behaviour of the individual bats studied.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 25/09/2017 10:00
    End: 29/09/2017 10:00

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