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BAT WEEK OCTOBER 24 - 31, 2021

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




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…


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 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 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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Webinar: Current status of the conservation of bats and their habitats in Cuba

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual United States

Do you want to know some success stories with the bat work on the island? You cannot miss this talk by Joel Monzon !, director of the CUBABAT project, who will tell us about some interesting facts about the conservation of bats in Cuba. This series of talks corresponds to the celebration of the International Year of Caves and Karst.

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Bat-apalooza and the Parsippany Green Fair

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Parsippany Main Library, 449 Halsey Rd
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054 United States
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Parsippany, NJ— Bat-apalooza, a one-of-a-kind educational and interactive festival of Bats will premiere at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Main Library on Saturday, October 23 from 10 AM-2 PM. This event will also include the Parsippany Green Fair, and will be held, rain or shine and is free to the public. Among the many activities planned are educational seminars, live storytelling, arts and crafts, photo bat booth, free prizes and so much more. Bat-apalooza and the Parsippany Green Fair will feature outdoor…

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Bat O Ween

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Hurley Park, 1015 Dug Hill Road
West Hurley, NY United States
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“Bat-O-Ween” Vendors, Educators, Volunteers, Food, Artisan, Agricultural vendors needed For a fun filled gathering in celebration of Bat Conservation International’s “Bat Week” And their Importance of Bats in our environment Costumes Welcomed *Masks and Social Distancing (optional.) October 23rd, 12pm – 3pm (vendors set-up 10:30am) Booth fee for sales: Optional donation to Bat Con Booths for Educators: Free West Hurley Park, 1015 Dug Hill Road, West Hurley NY Follow the bat signs Please contact to reserve booth vendor spaces Marjorie…

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Bat Fest

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve, 4289 Casa Loma Rd
Morgan Hill, CA United States
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Join Saved By Nature for an epic evening festival celebrating local animals of the night, with live bats, owls, and an opossum. Be inspired by special guest speaker, Jose Gonzalez, founder of Latino Outdoors, while enjoying food and drinks. Participate in festival games, arts & crafts while listening to music mash ups by DJ Shugga Shay. Enjoy The Adam’s Family under the night sky with popcorn. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Enter the auction for a 2-day guided,…

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

October 24 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 8:00 pm
virtual United States

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 @ 10:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm

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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Bat Week Celebration Cookbook – Wonders of Wildlife and Mission Conservation

October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
virtual United States

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 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
virtual United States

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 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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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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