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.
You will soon be able to add your events on our website yourself but for the time being please do email email@example.com 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.
27th January 2021
Do you live within the Scottish Borders Council area? Learn more about the bats of the Borders with BCT’s Scottish Officer, Liz Ferrell and find out how you can contribute to our understanding of bat populations through the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). This talk is followed a week later with an Introductory Bat Detector workshop that will help you on the way to taking part in the NBMP. This talk is FREE but we encourage you to donate if you can. All proceeds are going to the National Bat Helpline. Booking deadline 26th January 2021
29th January 2021
Do you live within any of the Ayrshire Council areas? Learn more about the bats of Ayrshire with BCT’s Scottish Officer, Liz Ferrell and find out how you can contribute to our understanding of bat populations through the National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP). This talk is followed a week later with an Introductory Bat Detector workshop that will help you on the way to taking part in the NBMP. This talk is FREE but we encourage you to donate if you can. All proceeds are going to the National Bat Helpline. Booking deadline 28th January 2021
30th January 2021
The Wales Bat Worker's Day is aimed at anyone with an interest in bats. It provides a good opportunity for meeting with others who are involved with bat work as well as developing knowledge and skills that can support local bat conservation. The next event will take place online on Saturday 30 January and will include an exciting programme of talks and workshops as well as the Wales Bat Workers' Forum (an opportunity for Welsh bat workers to provide feedback to BCT and NRW and discuss priorities for bat conservation in Wales).
12th February 2021
Exciting and useful workshops to develop new skills and brush up old ones. Various packages so you can drop in for one workshop or hang out all day and do 3 workshops!
16th February 2021
A two hour online intermediate level workshop, designed to be a 'step-up' from the basic course. We'll donate £5 from every ticket to BCT.
23rd February 2021
In this introductory level online course, we will show how you can improve your wildlife detection using thermal imaging. This six week online course is designed for wildlife enthusiasts and professionals who want to see or hear more of wildlife. This is an online course comprising 6 sessions and includes a high level of student and teacher engagement as well as dynamic exercises and lots of useful resources. It is delivered in line with the Thermal Imaging: Bat Survey Guidelines.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.