Whether you are a bat-beginner or an expert you are sure to find an event to interest you in the listings 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.

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You will soon be able to add your events on our website yourself but for the time being please do email comms@bats.org.uk with details of your event: name of event, date, time and location, who is it aimed for, is it a paid event (if so how much per person), do people need to book (and where), contact details for the organiser for people who have question, website of the event if there is one.

Further information about the Bat Conservation Trust's Training Courses and Conferences & Symposia.

Bitesize Bats

6th April 2021

A collection of workshops run by Tragus Training and designed to work as both a complete programme and as stand-alone sessions, each workshop will help trainees progress with their bat licence training as part of wider working. Workshops are also suitable for individuals who are not licence trainees but still interested in developing their knowledge of British bats. As with our face-to-face training we will limit numbers to ensure that all attendees are able to get the most out of their workshops. The five workshops are: 'British Bat Ecology and Conservation', 'Bats and the Law', 'Bat ID', 'Roosts and Signs', and 'Training for a Licence'. We're happy to say that at least 20% of our profit from these workshops will be donated to support the work of the Bat Conservation Trust.

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NBMP Level 1, Introductory Bat Detector Workshop

22nd April 2021

This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session featuring videos, activities and quizzes. It is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to using a tuneable heterodyne bat detector and fundamental species identification skills, and enable them to participate in a UK-wide survey as part of the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). The focus is on the NBMP Waterway Survey, how to separate big bats and small bats, and on identification of pipistrelles and Daubenton's bat. The workshop will be led by Natalie Todman.

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Wildlife Acoustics Kaleidoscope Pro - online

30th April 2021

A one day interactive online course aimed at ecological consultants, the course will focus on both the free and full versions of Kaleidoscope and its ability to analyse large data sets. The course will be led by Wildlife Acoustics' Paul Howden-Leach, an expert in Kaleidoscope Pro. All profits from the course will go to the Bat Conservation Trust.

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Bats for Building Professionals - Online

13th May 2021

This awareness course is for anyone who is responsible for buildings and their renovation/development/maintenance/design, including builders, surveyors, architects and pest controllers.

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Bitesize Bats

13th May 2021

A collection of workshops designed to work as both a complete programme and as stand-alone sessions, each workshop will help trainees progress with their bat licence training as part of wider working. Workshops are also suitable for individuals who are not licence trainees but still interested in developing their knowledge of British bats. As with our face-to-face training we will limit numbers to ensure that all attendees are able to get the most out of their workshops. The five workshops are: 'British Bat Ecology and Conservation', 'Bats and the Law', 'Bat ID', 'Roosts and Signs', and 'Training for a Licence'. We're happy to say that at least 20% of our profit from these workshops will be donated to support the work of the Bat Conservation Trust.

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Scoping surveys for Arborists - online

17th May 2021

"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017 Adapted for online delivery, this Lantra-accredited course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats. Enquire for discount details: training@bats.org.uk

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NBMP "Using Your Ears" Introductory Bat Detector Workshop

22nd May 2021

This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session run online via Zoom. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field. The focus is on pipistrelles, noctule, serotine and Daubenton's bat as these illustrate a range of different bat sounds. The workshop will be led by Natalie Todman.

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Bitesize Bats

9th June 2021

A collection of workshops designed to work as both a complete programme and as stand-alone sessions, each workshop will help trainees progress with their bat licence training as part of wider working. Workshops are also suitable for individuals who are not licence trainees but still interested in developing their knowledge of British bats. As with our face-to-face training we will limit numbers to ensure that all attendees are able to get the most out of their workshops. The five workshops are: 'British Bat Ecology and Conservation', 'Bats and the Law', 'Bat ID', 'Roosts and Signs', and 'Training for a Licence'. We're happy to say that at least 20% of our profit from these workshops will be donated to support the work of the Bat Conservation Trust.

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Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife impacts

4th April 2022

Sharing science-led solutions in the Dutch dunes

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