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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 the conference season is bringing together bat enthusiasts across the country with the South West of England Bat Conference in March, the North of England Bat Conference in May. The Wales Bat Conference took place in Swansea in June, the Autumn Swarming Conference will be in September and the Scottish Bat Conference returns to Battleby in November.

In November, we have an exciting new course Bearing Witness for Wildlife training for anyone wanting to improve their skills in recognising and reporting wildlife crime or when acting as a witness. 

Throughout the year there are 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.

 

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Upcoming bat events

  1. Broomfield Hospital Twilight Bat Walks

    After the huge success of the inaugural Bat Walks last year, they have
    returned for 2017! Supported by the Essex Bat Group and Heart & Sole, join us with friends and family to experience the hospital site bat activity & roost!

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 26/05/2017 08:00
    End: 08/09/2017 08:00

  2. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 26/07/2017 19:30
    End: 26/07/2017 23:00

  3. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Perth and Kinross, 27th July 2017

    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: 27/07/2017 19:30
    End: 27/07/2017 22:45

  4. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 27/07/2017 19:30
    End: 27/07/2017 23:00

  5. NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Berkshire, 28th July 2017

    An introductory bat detector workshop featuring videos, activities and quizzes followed by a practical field session at dusk.

    England - South East

    When?
    Start: 28/07/2017 19:15
    End: 28/07/2017 22:30

  6. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 29/07/2017 19:30
    End: 29/07/2017 23:00

  7. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 04/08/2017 19:30
    End: 04/08/2017 23:00

  8. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 05/08/2017 19:00
    End: 05/08/2017 23:00

  9. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 11/08/2017 19:00
    End: 11/08/2017 23:00

  10. Bat Nights

    All nights will include an introductory talk on bats, and how they use the church and churchyard. There will be childrens craft activities (with prizes) plus the opportunity to watch the bats emerge from the church using state of the art infra-red cameras. There may even be some captive bats to see at close quarters. Refreshments available.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 12/08/2017 19:00
    End: 12/08/2017 23:00

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