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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

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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Don’t Be Bat Blind! Myth Busting Nebraska Bats

October 27(CT)6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual United States
Free

Bats are often very misunderstood creatures. Many people think they are blind, or that they are rodents with wings, or even that bats are extremely dangerous. Well, BUSTED! Many of these myths and stereotypes that bats have earned are not true! During this virtual information panel we will talk with the Nebraska Bat Experts from many different agencies across the state. During this informal science-café style event we want to hear your questions that our bat experts can help answer…

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WILD Learning Lab: Bat Blitz Online

October 28(CT)3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Select Project WILD activities have been reimagined and redeveloped for online implementation. These activities are available on the WILD Learning Lab Google site.  Activities here provide certified Project WILD facilitators and educators (educators who have completed Project WILD professional development training) with options for Responsible Recreation and safe learning  during the COVID pandemic. While prior experince through Project WILD professional development workshops is suggested, it is not required for accessing and using the WILD Learning Lab resources.  All are welcome! In "Bat Blitz Online,"…

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Vermont’s Halloween Heroes: Bats!

October 28(CT)4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Road
Burlington, 05401 United States
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Free

Join wildlife biologist Alyssa Bennett from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department as she takes us into the fascinating world of Vermont’s only night-flying mammals. You will learn about the habitat needs, benefits of, and threats to our nine species of bats. Find out how you can create bat habitat in your own back yard and help us monitor the populations of bats that sometimes call our homes their own. 5PM - 6.30PM Eastern time.

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B.A.T.S- Bats Aren’t That Spooky! Virtual Presentation

October 28(CT)8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
virtual United States
Free

In celebration of National Bat Week, Join Los Padres ForestWatch as we host an exciting virtual presentation and Q&A, ‘B.A.T.S- Bats Aren’t That Spooky’ with Miguel Ordeñana, wildlife biologist with the National History Museum of Los Angeles County. Miguel gave an amazing talk on Mountain Lions last month and in preparation for Halloween and Bat Week will be presenting on his large-scale study of bats in L.A.'s urban core, called the Backyard Bat Survey as well as more information on…

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Wildlife Wonders – Nighttime Creatures

October 29(CT)6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Papago Park, 625 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008 United States
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$7

Register here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdS-dgAmaj384EOelbRI5fM4UpK8H7S4x9FJWSl89KB-eSm0g/viewform?usp=sf_link 10/29/21 4:30 pm-7:30 pm AZ Time Join us as we explore the creatures of the night. Did you know you can sniff for spiders and that scorpions glow green? Come explore the desert at night. We will learn about arachnids, bats, frogs, moths and more. This class is for children ages 7-14 yrs old (younger siblings are welcome to tag along and older siblings are more than welcome to participate too). This class will be about 2.5-3…

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Bat-O-Ween

October 30(CT)11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Town of Esopus Town Hall, 284 Broadway / rt. 9W Port Ewen
Ulster Park, NY United States
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Free

Hosted by the Town of Esopus Environmental Board “Bat-O-Ween” Is a fun filled gathering of the Importance of Bats in our environment Plus, a celebration of Bat Conservation International’s “Bat Week” Educational booths, Bat themed booths, Agricultural & Food Booths! PLUS, fun Crafts & More! Costumes Welcomed *Masks & Social Distancing (Optional)

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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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