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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 will be kicking off the year with the National Bat Care Conference in February and the conference season will continue bringing 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.

 

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Upcoming bat events

  1. National Bat Care Conference 2018

    This is a one-day event for anyone involved with bat care in the UK. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for bat rehabilitators (new and experienced) and veterinary professionals to share knowledge and update skills in bat rehabilitation.

    England - North West

    When?
    Start: 24/02/2018 09:30
    End: 24/02/2018 17:00

  2. Introduction to Bat Care Workshop

    This workshops aims to provide an introduction to bat care and is aimed at those with little or no experience. The workshop will cover: - basic bat biology and ecology - species identification - basic first aid - how to train to be a bat carer - bats and the law

    Scotland

    When?
    Start: 03/03/2018 10:00
    End: 03/03/2018 15:00

  3. Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope Pro Training Course

    A one day course aimed at ecological consultants. The Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope Pro course will introduce participants to Kaleidoscope Pro, and its ability to analyse large data sets. The course will focus on both the free and full versions of the software and its application within the profession.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 16/03/2018 09:30
    End: 16/03/2018 16:30

  4. East of England Bat Conference

    This is a one day event for bat workers and bat enthusiasts who live or work in the East of England or who are members of bat groups in the region. Programme includes a variety of speakers and 90 minute workshop in the afternoon.

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 17/03/2018 09:30
    End: 17/03/2018 17:00

  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: 30/04/2018 19:00
    End: 30/04/2018 20:30

  6. Bat Weekend

    Stalls from Essex Bat Group, with display boards, mounted bats, live bats, bat trail for children around the nature reserve. members of the bat group will be present for information and questions. Tea shop at the conservation centre

    England - East of England

    When?
    Start: 19/05/2018 11:00
    End: 20/05/2018 15:00

  7. “Bats of Orchard, River & Belfry”

    A talk on bats followed by a stroll listening for signs of these special Angels of the Night. Loan detectors available. Why not arrive early with a picnic & explore Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve?

    England - West Midlands

    When?
    Start: 22/06/2018 20:45
    End: 22/06/2018 23:00

  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: 27/08/2018 19:00
    End: 27/08/2018 20:30

  9. 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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