Programs & Events


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Workshop or Trip
Oct. 30, 2014 | Thursday, 6:30pm
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Thursday, October 30, 2014; 6:30pm-8:00pm
Minimum age 11 (minors 11-16 must be accompanied by a registered adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Biodiversity Research Lab - 2nd Floor
$10 per participant. Friends of the Museum members $8.00 per participant.

Bat (Plecotus sp.) hanging upside down. Photo by Paris Trail.Scary? Dangerous? Nuisances? Bats are often misunderstood and underappreciated. Yet they are extremely diverse, are found worldwide, and play important ecological, economic and even medicinal roles. Now, bats are facing unprecedented threats to their existence as a result of the devastating White Nose Syndrome and environmental pressures. What can be done to protect these magnificent aerial predators of insects? How do we study these elusive, night-flying creatures? In this program, we will explore some of the fascinating roles and diversity of bats and learn about some low- and high-tech tools used in bat research.  Participants will also be given the opportunity to test their skills using some tools that are commonly used in bat studies.

Program Instructor: Lisa Gatens, Curator of Mammals

Registration information: Online registration

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

Photo: Paris Trail