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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 2018:

We kicked off the year with the National Bat Care Conference in February and the conference season continues to bring together bat enthusiasts across the country with the East of England Bat Conference in March, the Midlands Bat Conference in April, the National Bat Conference in September and the South East of England Bat Conference and Scottish Bat Conference returning in November.

Some of the new courses from 2017 will be taking place again for anyone who didn't get the chance to attend last year and throughout 2018 there will be 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.

 

Discover batty things happening near you!

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Upcoming bat events

  1. Introductory Bat Detector Workshop

    This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session featuring videos, activities and quizzes followed by a practical field session starting around dusk.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 21/07/2018 15:00
    End: 21/07/2018 15:00

  2. Bat Night

    Join the rangers for an evening all about bats. Starting with a talk about British bats, we will then see and hear greater horseshoe bats emerge after sunset from old mine workings. Talk starts promptly at 8.30pm. Bring a chair or rug to sit on, warm clothes, and a torch is useful. Bat capes optional.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 31/07/2018 20:30
    End: 31/07/2018 10:30

  3. Bat Night

    Join the rangers for an evening all about bats. Starting with a talk about British bats, we will then see and hear greater horseshoe bats emerge after sunset from old mine workings. Talk starts promptly at 8pm. Bring a chair or rug to sit on, warm clothes, and a torch is useful. Bat capes optional.

    England - South West

    When?
    Start: 14/08/2018 20:00
    End: 14/08/2018 10:00

  4. Bat walk in Mote Park, Maidstone

    A free guided walk led by ecologist and international tour leader Simon Ginnaw, first looking at the park’s wildlife, trees and history, before searching for bats on International Bat Night.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 25/08/2018 18:30
    End: 25/08/2018 22:00

  5. Bats At Belfairs

    Join us for an evening of "Bat Chat" with Ella from Essex Bat Group. Hear about their work, learn more about these fascinating aeronauts and meet one of their rescue bats.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 27/08/2018 19:00
    End: 27/08/2018 20:30

  6. National Bat Conference 2018

    The National Bat Conference is the biggest event in the bat calendar and booking is now open! A weekend of exciting talks, workshops and a conference dinner (with ceilidh!) on the Saturday evening. The conference is an opportunity to learn about the new discoveries in the world of bat conservation, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

    England - East Midlands

    When?
    Start: 07/09/2018 16:00
    End: 09/09/2018 16:00

  7. Batman and Walkin'

    Join us on a atmospheric walk as we use bat technology to listen to the sounds of bats, spot them swoop amongst the trees, and find out the many amazing facts about these creatures through a fascinating presentation.

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 28/09/2018 19:00
    End: 28/09/2018 21:00

  8. Bats At Belfairs

    Join us for an evening of "Bat Chat" with Ella from Essex Bat Group. Hear about their work, learn more about these fascinating aeronauts and meet one of their rescue bats.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 22/10/2018 19:00
    End: 22/08/2018 20:30

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