In response to a number of questions, please be advised that Bat Conservation and Management, Inc., its workshops and employees are not affiliated in any way with Bat Conservation International.
Bat Conservation and Management Workshop
North American venues for 2013: Arizona
BCI’s field-study workshop program has provided training to hundreds of wildlife biologists, educators, and other serious students of bat conservation.
Through hands-on experience, participants in these 6-day, 5-night sessions learn bat conservation and research techniques including netting, trapping, radio-tracking, night-vision observation, and habitat assessment. (Rabies pre-exposure vaccination is required for participants to handle bats.)
BCI has a very limited number of scholarships available for qualified participants to assist with registration costs. If you are interested in applying click on the workshop you are interested in attending and fill out the application in the "additional forms" section.
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Acoustic Monitoring Workshop
North American venue for 2013: Arizona
This workshop is designed to give hands-on experience with bat detectors and guided practice sessions making recordings in the field, designing acoustic inventory protocols and performing species-identification analysis.
The course is taught by leading acoustic-monitoring experts with extensive practical knowledge in the use and capabilities of heterodyne, frequency-division, time-expansion and direct recording detectors.
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Cave and Mine Gating Workshops
Since 1998, BCI has been cosponsoring cave and mine gating workshops with the American Cave Conservation Association, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, California Department of Conservation and many others. Evening lectures discuss gate designs relative to varied situations and bat species, how to recruit volunteers and partners, selection of materials and equipment, safety and much more. By day, participants get hands-on experience measuring, moving, cutting and welding steel to construct bat-friendly gates built at nearby caves or mines.
For information on or to collaborate on co-sponsoring a gating workshop, contact us at email@example.com, 512-327-9721.