Wales Bat Worker's Day

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).

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Big Bat Skills Event - Online

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!

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Thermal Imaging Basics - Online

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.

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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:

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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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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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