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BAT WEEK

OCTOBER 24 - 31

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.

Bat House full of bats by Mylea  Bayless
Mylea Bayless

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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 2022

Full Moon Bonfire and Bat Chat

October 8(CT)6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lake Paran, 269 Houghton Street
North Bennington, VT 05257 United States
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Get spooky with us this coming Saturday for our October Full Moon Bonfire and Bat Chat  From 6:30-8ish, local biologist, Kerry Monahan will discuss all things bats under the full moon. Detect bats with an ultrasonic bat detector or see a bat house close up! After the bat chat, gather around the fire with s'mores and good company. Bring your own chair!   DIRECTIONS

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Bat Week Celebration With Mister G

October 22(CT)9:00 am - 11:30 am
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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The National Museum of Natural History is partnering with the U.S. Forest Service and Bat Conservation International for a morning celebrating bats and making observations of bats with interactive activities and a concert with MISTER G! Feel free to wear your favorite bat attire. Doors open at 10:00am when the museum opens, and the concert will begin at 11:00am. Families can join at any time during the duration of the event and stay as long as suits each family. Schedule…

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Creepy Crawly Creatures

October 22(CT)10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Creepy Crawly Creature

Kick off Bat Week 2022 at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center! Explore the world of creepy crawly creatures! Examine specimens like bats and spiders, earn a watchable wildlife patch, and learn all about what makes them special and important to our ecosystem! All ages are welcome. Be sure to check out our other bat-week programs going on all week long at www.register-ed.com

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FL Bat Festival

October 22(CT)10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lubee Bat Conservancy, 1309 NW 192nd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
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$5

Lubee Bat Conservancy is excited to welcome everyone back to the 18th Annual Florida Bat Festival to be held Saturday, October 22nd. 2022!! Come celebrate with us as we continue to spread bat conservation awareness and enjoy all the batty fun festivities! Our family friendly festival promises to be a fun-filled event! Enjoy Games & Activities in the Kid Zone, Shop from Local Artisans, Sample Tasty Foods from local Food Trucks, Speak with Bat Experts While Enjoying the Worlds LARGEST…

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Night Time Pollinators

October 25(CT)4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 600 E. Lawson Rd
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
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Night Time Pollinators

OASIS is an after school program providing outdoor activities to support and inspire students to get outside! Designed for grades K-5, these activities will include introductory programs geared towards fishing, tracking and conservation. Student registration is required for each event! Parents are encouraged to stay and participate alongside students. Spots are limited due to resources. October 25th - Night time pollinators! Complete a bat craft, earn a beginner’s conservation leadership patch and learn all about this misunderstood animal. Visit the…

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Bat Biology With Blake

October 26(CT)2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 600 E. Lawson Rd
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
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Join us all week long at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center and discover the world of bats! Themed games, crafts, activities and a temporary display will be available in the Discovery Room all week long. Wednesday- Bat Biology with Blake! Join us for a talk about bat biology and citizen science with Blake Sasse, the nongame mammal program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Earn your watchable wildlife patch by attending this program!

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Got Bats?

October 26(CT)5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hannaford Career Center, Room 121, 51 Charles Ave
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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Join Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's small mammals biologist Alyssa Bennett for a presentation open to all ages. Learn about: Bat lifecycles and life styles, How are Vermont’s bats doing? Help bats live where you want them to. To Register, go to https://forms.gle/M5Qca4n4ECoMTBqeA

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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Bats in the Southern Appalachians

October 27(CT)11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bat Appalacian

Bats are amazing creatures that are vital to the health of our natural world and economy. Worldwide, there are 1,456 species of bats, in the Southern Appalachians we have about 14 different species. Although we may not always see them, bats are hard at work - eating insects, pollinating flowers, and spreading seeds that grow new plants and trees. Join Kyle Shute, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy Land Protection Associate as he discusses the general ecology, behaviors and habitats, and conservation…

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Up to bat with a wildlife rehabilitator

October 27(CT)2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 600 E. Lawson Rd
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
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Up to bat with a wildlife rehabilitator

Join us all week long at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center and discover the world of bats! Themed games, crafts, activities and a temporary display will be available in the discovery room all week long. Thursday- Up to Bat! Learn about bats from Teresa Wiley, an AGFC certified Bat rehabilitator for the state of Arkansas! She will discuss her journey as a wildlife rehabilitator, just how important bats are to Arkansas and even how you can help…

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Fang-tastic Friday

October 28(CT)9:30 am - 11:00 am
Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, 600 E. Lawson Rd
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
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Fang-Tas-Tic

Join us all week long at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Nature Center and discover the world of bats! Themed games, crafts, activities and a temporary display will be available in the discovery room all week long. Friday- Designed for kids 0-7. Enjoy story-time and a craft while learning about the bats of Arkansas. Earn your Watchable Wildlife patch. Be sure to check out our other bat-week programs going on all week long!

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Threats To Bats

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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