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.

To stay updated on all BCT's upcoming events, sign up to our events mailing list here.

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.

Scottish Bat Workers Conference - online

6th March 2021

The Scottish Bat Conference is being held online this year and is open to anyone with an interest in bats. Attending the conference is a great way to update your bat knowledge, practical skills and to network.

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Scoping surveys for Arborists - online

8th March 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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Mitigation Masterclass

10th March 2021

An opportunity to join bat roost mitigation experts for an afternoon of discussion workshops to explore topics such as historic buildings/churches and trees, culminating in seeing what lessons can be learned in our Ecologists Anonymous session with Mitigation ‘Agony Uncle’ Richard Crompton! This Masterclass event will also include an update on the BCT’s mitigation work including the Bearing Witness for Wildlife Mitigation project, and is followed in the evening by the Roost Awards event (see below). CPD – certificate available.

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Roost Awards

10th March 2021

Join us for the announcement of this year's Roost Award shortlisted entries and winner! Hear details of the shortlisted and winning mitigation projects from the ecologists and Roost judges, as well as from the original Roost Award Winner Peter Shepherd from BSG. There will also be opportunities for networking and further discussion of mitigation in our virtual bar rooms - bring your own drinks! You can also buy a combined ticket for the Mitigation Masterclass and the Roost Awards together.

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Britbats - The 5th British Bat Research Symposium

11th March 2021

BritBats was originally established to bring together UK based undergraduate and postgraduate students conducting research on bats anywhere in the world. Due to the pandemic, over the past year there have been limited opportunities for networking and forming important connections between students, early career researchers and the wider bat research community. BritBats 2021 provides a platform for these connections to be made and maintained. Priority will be given to students and post-doctoral researchers to present their research, however, BritBats is open to anyone around the world who has an interest in bat research, from academia, to NGOs, to industry and any bat enthusiasts. We will be donating any profits from ticket sales to the Bat Conservation Trust and the Mammal Society

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Bats for Building Professionals - Online

18th March 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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Thermal Imaging for Wildlife Applications - Advanced

20th April 2021

This 12 month online training programme is designed for consultant ecologists and wildlife professionals who would like to improve their wildlife detection or survey accuracy.

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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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Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife impacts

4th April 2022

Sharing science-led solutions in the Dutch dunes

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