North of England Conference
Date of next event: 6th May 2017
Venue: Gateshead College, Gateshead
Booking: Now open (Closes on 26th April)
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.
Full address and map of the venue location - including details of public transport.
Parking will be available at the venue with a charge of £5.50.
Exact timings for the day are to be confirmed but registration will open around 9am, talks will begin around 9.45am, and the day will end by 5pm.
This event is sponsored by:
- An update on the work of the Bat Conservation Trust - Kit Stoner, Joint Chief Executive, BCT
- East Cleveland Batscape. What we have learnt and where we go from here? - Sarah Barry, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
- Tatton Park and SLBG; a tale of transects, trapping and Tasty Lancashire - Steve Parker, South Lancashire Bat Group
- South Yorkshire Magnesian Limestone Autumn Swarming Survey - Robert Bell, South Yorkshire Bat Group
- Automatic species identification optimism or caution? - Dean Waters, Environment Department, University of York
- Five minute bat group spotlight sessions will be scheduled between the main talks
- A final afternoon session will discuss the priorities for bat conservation in the North of England.
Delegates will be able to choose a 90 minute workshop from the following:
- Wildlife Acoustics Product Workshop
- European bat box database
- A beginners guide to social media
- Bat handling
- Bat identification
- Working with BATLOGGER and BatExplorer
- Introduction to sound analysis
Exhibitor stands will include:
There will be a Wildlife Acoustics stand along with other displays and stands including the BCT Helpline, NHBS, Titley Scientific, Wildcare, Elekon, Bats without Borders and some of the North of England Bat Groups.
If you have any questions about the North of England Bat Conference, or any other English regional conferences, please contact Becky Wilson by email.