British Bats, their Ecology and Conservation - online course

British Bats, their Ecology and Conservation - online course

Long-eared bat in flight

"Really useful, a perfect foundation course, accessible and BCT were brilliant in the delivery of it." 2021 Participant

This six-part online course is designed for those new to bats and wanting to develop a broader understanding of the species we have here in the UK, their ecology and lifestyle, the threats they face and the conservation actions being taken to protect them.

Session are live, weekly workshops lasting 60-90 minutes online with opportunities to interact with the tutors on Zoom and ask your questions. Recordings of each session will be available afterwards for 1 month. You can book individual sessions if you are particularly interested in one or two topics, or book all six for a full overview of British bats.

Upcoming dates:

7pm 19 June - 24 July 2024: book here.

7pm 7 November - 12 December 2024: book here.

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Course content:

  • Session 1 - What is a bat? (introducing common and soprano pipistrelles)
  • Session 2 - Flight (introducing the big bats, Daubenton's bat and the Nathusius' pipistrelle)
  • Session 3 - Echolocation (introducing our horseshoe bats and the whispering bats)
  • Session 4 - Roosts and habitats (introducing the woodland specialists)
  • Session 5 - Diet and habitats (introducing other myotis bats)
  • Session 6 - Threats and Conservation

Prior knowledge: none

CPD: A certificate of attendance will be awarded to those attending the live sessions

Cost: Individual session £20 each, all six sessions £108

Discount: £5 off the full course price for BCT members

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