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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.

White-Nose Syndrome

A new film about fighting White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) has been released by the U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with several state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations, “Battle for Bats: Surviving WNS.” The film focuses on bats as fascinating animals that are vital to our environment, the reality that we are rapidly losing millions of our bats to WNS, how state and federal agencies and NGOs are working together to combat the disease, and to how the public can become involved in bat conservation.

Battle For Bats: Surviving White Nose Syndrome from Ravenswood Media on Vimeo.