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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.

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October 2021

Bats in Sacred Spaces

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
virtual UK United Kingdom

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 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual United States

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 @ 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 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Intervale Center, 180 Intervale Road
Burlington, 05401 United States
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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.

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Wildlife Wonders – Nighttime Creatures

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Papago Park, 625 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008 United States
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Register here 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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October 30 @ 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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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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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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