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BAT WEEK OCTOBER 24 - 31, 2021

Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature

BAT WEEK IS AN ANNUAL, INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE ROLE OF BATS IN NATURE

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About Bat Week

Bat Week is an international, annual celebration designed to raise awareness about the need for bat conservation. Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work all around the world each night - eating tons of insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees.

Bats on the Brink Song

Mister G, Latin GRAMMY award winner and children’s author and song writer, has just launched a song in honor of bat week. Check out Mister G’s website and his new, really cool song, “Bats on the Brink”! Fluent in a broad range of genres and styles, Mister G collaborates widely with internationally renowned musicians, both…

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Build a Bat House

Building and installing a bat house can make a difference for bats and help promote a healthy environment. Download our instructional handbook on how to build a bat house.

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October 2021

Step up for Bats Challenge

October 1(CT)8:00 am - October 31(CT)5:00 pm

Every step you take matters for bats this October when you participate in the Step Up For Bats Challenge.  Whether you walk, run, bike, or swim, any fitness activity counts!  Join the challenge to trek a collective 15,000 miles (30 million steps) around the globe to raise awareness of the importance of bats, and $25,000 to support Bat Conservation International’s work to protect them. At each destination, you’ll unlock a milestone badge and special content! You can earn awards for…

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Woodland Park Zoo’s Bat Week 2021 – Virtual Programs for Educators & Students

October 24(CT)11:00 am - October 31(CT)8:00 pm
virtual United States
Free

Educators! Bat Week is just around the corner. You don't want to miss this opportunity to engage your students in learning all about bats with Woodland Park Zoo and our partners, Bats Northwest. Join us October 24-31 for Bat Week 2021. We've planned a full week of presentations, games, crafts, and other batty distance learning activities. Sign up for a free educator account on our newest resource, Discovery Den, to access all our Bat Week content and much more. More…

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Bat Week at Kaleideum!

October 25(CT)10:00 am - October 30(CT)5:00 pm
Free

Join us for a week of daily guest engagement activities centered around our fuzzy friends...bats! We'll learn how bats fly, hear, and why they are so important to the ecosystem through hands on activities and crafts.

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Live Reading of Stellaluna by Janell Cannon at the Toronto Zoo

October 25(CT)12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
virtual United States
Free

Join Toronto Zoo's Native Bat Conservation staff for a live reading of "Stellaluna" by Janell Cannon on Toronto Zoo's Facebook page at 1PM EST. This story is included in the National Education Association and School Library Journal's list of 100 best children's books of all time. This is the story of a young fruit bat who becomes separated from her mother and lands in a nest of baby birds, becoming an adoptive member of the bird family. The baby bat…

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Bat Week Celebration Cookbook – Wonders of Wildlife and Mission Conservation

October 26(CT)12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
virtual United States
Free

Bat Week is teaming up with Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and Mission Conservation to bring you the brand new Bat Week Celebration Cookbook. Thelma Redick (Bat Week organizing committee co-chair) and Jordi Segers (Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative) will talk about the value bats bring in pest control, pollination, and seed dispersal, through which we have access to a spectacular variety of ingredients in our every day cooking. Join us live on October 26 on Youtube:…

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Mission Conservation Bat Week Celebration Cookbook

October 26(CT)12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
virtual United States
Free

Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium and Mission Conservation are hosting this Bat Week Celebration Cookbook Youtube live event. Thelma Redick (Bat Week organizing committee) and Jordi Segers (Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative) will talk about bats' amazing role in pollination, seed dispersal, and insect control, while sharing ideas for delicious recipes made from ingredients provided by bats' ecological services.

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Virtual Book Club for Educators: #BatWeek

October 26(CT)4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

The Virtual Book Club is a place for educators of all types and grade levels to get together and chat about science and literacy, usually around a theme in conservation. We read the same book(s) and then meet on Zoom to share our thoughts. What makes this book club different, however, is our focus on education. We don't just take a look at the books, their meaning and themes. We also discuss ways that we could bring the books into…

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Bats in the Backyard

October 26(CT)4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

We will have local bat experts from the University of Regina and Ministry of Environment on hand for this fun-filled event. Spend some time outdoors, get some exercise and learn more about Saskatchewan’s bat populations! Location: North of the Dr. Archer Library and University Drive North, next to Wascana Lake by the Jardin de l’esprit/Mind’s Garden sculpture Saskatchewan Regina

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Toronto Zoo Facebook Live- Sound and Echolocation

October 27(CT)12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
virtual United States
Free

Join the Toronto Zoo's Native Bat Conservation Program staff on a quick presentation on sound and echolocation. Live video will start from Toronto Zoo's main Facebook page. Hope to see you there! https://www.torontozoo.com/bats https://www.facebook.com/TheTorontoZoo

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Bats in Sacred Spaces

October 27(CT)1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
virtual UK United Kingdom
Free

Bats in Churches is a five year project to help people and bats live more harmoniously together in churches in England. For International Bat Week we want to put the topic of bats use of sacred places into a global context. Join us online at 13:00 (GMT) for a webinar where we will journey from Christian churches to Hindu temples, to sacred caves of Madagascar. We'll explore how important these structures are for the bats, as well as looking at…

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Threats Bats are Facing

Bats are in decline nearly everywhere they are found. These amazing animals face a multitude of threats including habitat loss, pesticide use, destruction of roost sites, over-harvesting for bush-meat, climate change; and much more.

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