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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

IN RESPONSE TO THE CDC GUIDANCE REGARDING LARGE PUBLIC GATHERINGS, SOME EVENTS WILL BE HOSTED VIRTUALLY FOR 2021.

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October 2020

Bat O Ween

October 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Paltz Recycling, 3 Clearwater road New Paltz
New York, NY 12561 United States
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Hosted by both Maggs Raggs and/also held at the Town of New Paltz Recycling Center. This fun filled celebration is part of Bat Conservation International’s Bat Week, Bat-O-Ween is part of many of these international events held October, 24-31, to educate folks about the importance of Bats in our environment. The fact is we lost over 3 millions of our “Little Brown Bat” population here in Ulster County to “Powder Nose Syndrome”, just a few short years ago, and we…

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Spooktacular Creature Feature: BATS

October 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23832 United States
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Free with Park Admission

October might be known for its spooky critters and ghoulish goblins, but the rangers are here to set the story straight with a series of programs highlighting animals and items that some folks perceive as scary. Together we'll unravel the mysteries of these creatures to gain a fresh perspective and newfound appreciation.

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Help Save Halloween with Mister G

October 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Academy of Music Theatre, 274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060 United States
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Free

Halloween activities have been cancelled in many communities, but instead of feeling blue, we’ve decided to throw the biggest costume party ever! Join Latin GRAMMY Winning musician/author, MISTER G and The Global Citizen Ensemble for an international celebration, broadcast live from the historic Academy of Music Theatre. Make a costume, carve a pumpkin, decorate your home, and share your creativity on camera as part of this Zoom-style event where the performers can see and interact with families at home. Presented…

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“Conocer, querer y cuidar a los murciélagos”, Laura Navarro, PhD.

October 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Murciélagos de Tlaxcala, Collado 409, 101A Veracruz
Veracruz, 91700 Mexico
Free

Webinar about the importance of taking care of the bats

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Clausura (closure) Murci-Semana México 2020 (in Spanish)

October 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Murciélagos de Tlaxcala, Collado 409, 101A Veracruz
Veracruz, 91700 Mexico
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Free

Closure of the 1st Murci-Semana México 2020 (in Spanish), an event in collaboration with Bat Week (BatCon, UFSS, AMMAC, and RELCOM, Tzinacantli SEA, AC, Murciélagos de Tlaxcala).

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September 2021

Underground Wonders: The Importance of Caves and Karst in Bat Conservation

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The year 2021 has been declared the International Year of Caves and Karst, designed to promote and celebrate the importance of caves and the karst topography that creates so many of the world’s fascinating cave systems. Although often located within the earth, hidden from sight, these distinctive land features benefit not only the world’s bat population, but also other wildlife and humans. In this webinar, bat experts and advocates will take the audience deep into some of these other-worldly landscapes…

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October 2021

Webinar: Bats of the peninsula and the Mexican southeast

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual United States
Free

Join us for this live broadcast on Facebook and learn a little about the relationship between the Mexican bats of the southeast and the peninsula with the rock formations and caves. This cycle of virtual talks are organized to celebrate the international year of caves and karst! On this occasion, the biologist Carolina Rojas graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico will talk to us about this wonderful topic!

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Webinar: The lesser long nosed bat and its relationship with underground systems

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual United States
Free

Join us in this fabulous talk about one of the most enigmatic pollinating bats and its relationship with caves and other underground shelters where they live! We will be accompanied by Nayelli Rivera, initiator of the BUM project (Urban Biodiversity of Mexico) and current secretary of the Coahuilense Association of Speleology.

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Webinar: Bat shelters: diversity of habitats and behaviors

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual United States
Free

Join us in this magnificent live fb broadcast about the diversity of habitats that bats occupy as shelters in Colombia! On this occasion, we are accompanied by biologist Diana Ochoa, a graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and collaborator in the Nycteris project! This series of talks corresponds to the celebration of the international year of caves and karst!

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Webinar: Where do the bats go? Experiences from Chile

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual United States
Free

From Chile, we are accompanied on this occasion by the Chilean Bat Conservation Program! Talking a bit about recent work and experiences gained from working with these fabulous flying mammals! This series of talks correspond to the celebration of the international year of caves and karst!

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