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.
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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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Did someone say bats?! Celebrate the season with Museum Technician Ingrid Rochon and Graduate Student Intern Lauren Caspers on this special edition Spooky Smithsonian Science How! Streaming from behind the scenes at the National Museum of Natural History, Ingrid and Lauren will show your students that bats come in all shapes and sizes and are, just maybe, not so spooky after all. Students will hone their observational skills by making scientific illustrations of the specimens they see. They’ll compare their… Continue Reading Spooky Collections and Spectacular Bat Adaptations!Find out more »
UMD will hold its annual Bat Fest this Thursday 5-8pm EDST. This year we'll be back in-person to host a bat educational talk and engage with local families through multiple interactive stations in the UMD Animal Sciences Building (#142). Families can register at https://tinyurl.com/56jt4jpsFind out more »
“Holy Bat Week!” – Robin What would the season be without images of black cats, monsters, and, of course, bats? Bats are more than Halloween decorations or a vampire’s method of quick escape; they are an important part of our ecosystem. Many of these amazing mammals make their home here at Whiskeytown and on October 28, 2022 at 6:30 pm, you can learn all about them at Whiskeytown’s Bat Chat! We will be hosting an interpretive program to learn the… Continue Reading Whiskeytown Bat ChatFind out more »
The Ohio Bat Fest is a fun, family-friendly, educational event that will take place from 12-5PM on October 29, the Saturday before Halloween. It will feature exciting multimedia presentations from bat experts, activities for kids, and interesting exhibits highlighting the ecology, diversity, and conservation of bats in Ohio and worldwide. The event is free and nature enthusiasts of all ages are invited! Come dressed up to enter the costume contest. Hosted by the Carter Lab (https://socialbat.org/) and the Evolution and… Continue Reading Ohio Bat FestFind out more »
Join a National Park Service Ranger for this program that will celebrate the nine species of bats that are found in Iowa’s fields and forests. Saturdays, October 22 and 29 at 2:00 Herbert Hoover National Historic Site 110 Parkside Dr. West Branch, Iowa 52358 For more info: 319-643-2541Find out more »
Join us for an afternoon of all things Bat! Boise National Forest Biologist, and resident bat fanatic, Jennifer Haney, will spend the afternoon discussing the importance of bats in the ecosystem. Following the discussion, participants will enjoy bat related games and crafts.Find out more »
BAT FEST 2022 ¡Demos la bienvenida a Cordelia, la murciélaga! Te invitamos al Bat Fest 2022, un evento dedicado a la conservación de los murciélagos y su hábitat FECHA Y HORA: Sábado 29 de octubre de 4 a 9 PM LUGAR: LABNL Lab Cultural Ciudadano Conferencias Actividades Talleres Caminatas Y mucho más Síguenos por aqui y en Instagram para enterarte de todas las actualizaciones de nuestro eventoFind out more »
The Bat Fest Festival is an event organized by the Battus Organization in coordination with Bat Conservation International and has the purpose of promoting information about bat species, their ecological importance, the threats they face and the way in which we can contribute to their conservation. conservation. It will take place at the LABNL site, the scheduled date is Saturday, October 29, 2022, between the hours of 4-8 p.m. The event will consist of talks and workshops on environmental awareness… Continue Reading Bat Fest 2022 Monterrey Nuevo León México, 4ta edición.Find out more »
For the Bat Week 2022, which is celebrated in the period from 24 to 31.10.2022, speleologists from the Exploring Society "Ursus Speleos" together with Student biologists from the Research Society of Student Biologists-IDSB will organize a one-day educational field visit to cave Blaževa where students will be able to learn about speleological equipment as well as monitoring bats in caves using a bat detector!Find out more »
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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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