As part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme we run introductory bat detector workshops. These are designed to train new volunteers and enable existing volunteers to refresh their skills. Each workshop includes a classroom session on bat species call identification followed by an evening practical session in the field. Click here for a list of upcoming workshops.
If your group would like to host a bat detector workshop in your area, then please complete a Workshop Request Form.
Explore our online training resources.
These workshops are introductory courses designed specifically for volunteers to carry out our surveys. Professionals are therefore kindly asked to allow places on these event to be taken up by volunteers, and to attend the training courses tailored towards carrying out survey work on a professional basis.
Upcoming bat detector workshops
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Darlington
Education Centre, South Park, Darlington
Led by Ian Bond
Friday 12th May 2017
Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Pembrokeshire
The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Pembrokeshire
Led by Steve Lucas
Saturday 20th May 2017
Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Edinburgh
Holyrood Park Education Centre, Edinburgh
Led by Natalie Todman
Saturday 27th May 2017
Introductory Bat Detector Workshop, Cumbria