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2018 Joint Bat Working Group Meeting

Please save the date for the 2018 Joint Bat Working Group Meeting, March 26th- 30th. The meeting will be held at Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke, Virginia.


2016 MWBWG Meeting Webcasts


2016 MWBWG meeting webcasts can be found here.


9th Annual Indiana Bat Festival

September 19, 2015

The Indiana State University Center for Bat Research, Outreach, and Conservation will be hosting the 9th Annual Indiana Bat Festival on 19 September 2015 from 10am-4pm at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. We invite people to join us for a day of lectures by guest bat experts, demonstrations with live bats and raptors, children’s activities, and educational exhibits. Our goal in hosting this free festival every year is to educate folks about bats and to get them excited about bat conservation. Download a poster for the ISU Bat Center Festival. The theme for the 2015 festival is “Bats on the Farm”, so we’ll have presentations focusing on the economic importance of bats, bat box design, and gardening for wildlife. Evening events will take place at Dobbs Park in Terre Haute starting at 6pm. There we will have a live raptor demonstration, an obstacle course where children can learn what it is like to be a bat biologist, nature hikes and other educational activities. The annual festival is funded solely through donations and no amount of support is too small!

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14th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival

Cranbrook Institute of Science
Science Night: September 25: 5:30 PM-8:30 PM
September 26: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Each year we celebrate the unique role of bats at the Great Lakes Bat Festival. Learn why bats are important to the Great Lakes and how they keep us healthy. Spend time exploring ways you can use your backyard to help the environment and bats at the same time. You will look at bats in a way like never before!

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NABCA Charter Approved

NABCA Charter Approved: The Steering Committee of the North American Bat Conservation Alliance voted unanimously to approve the attached charter on July 2, 2015.

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2014 Wisconsin Bat Festival

Friday, October 3 - Sunday, October 5 in the Milwaukee Area.
Events will be held at multiple locations including the Urban Ecology Center, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and Milwaukee County Zoo. Festival events will include live bat programs with Rob Mies featuring bats from around the world, movie screenings of “Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome”, talks and demonstrations by bat biologists, children’s activities and crafts, bookstore, and much more!

Great Lakes Bat Festival

The Organization for Bat Conservation invites you to the 13th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival, September 27, 2014, at the Morris Lawrence Conference Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The event will be held from 10 am – 5 pm.

The Great Lakes Bat Festival is a free, family-friendly event designed to educate and excite people about wildlife and conservation. The day includes live animal presentations and displays, information booths, speakers and hands-on activities.

2014 Indiana Bat Festival, Indianapolis

Celebrate Bats in the City at the 8th Annual Indiana Bat Festival on September 13, 2014. Enjoy live bat and raptor presentations, lectures by bat experts, tons of children’s activities, and the sale of batty merchandise in IUPUI Lecture Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In the evening, join us from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Garfield Park in the Pagoda. Try your hand at bat field research techniques or play Batventures. Then watch and hear bats fly in the Park. This FREE event is co-sponsored by Indiana State University Center for Bat Research, Outreach and Conservation and the IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science.