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Wisconsin Bat Festival 2014

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Meet live bats from around the world – including one with a 6-foot wingspan – at this three day festival! 

  • Rob Mies, executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, holding a huge bat!See the world’s largest bat, a Malayan flying fox, as well as fruit bats from Africa and Asia, vampire bats, and Wisconsin’s backyard bats.
  • Rob Mies, executive director of the Organization for Bat Conservation will present Bats of the World live all three days. This is a unique opportunity to come face to face with bats from around the world!
  • Saturday’s Bat Science Symposium will feature bat and WNS experts from USGS National Wildlife Health Center, US Forest Service, universities and Wisconsin DNR. Presenters will address a variety of topics, including the latest white-nose syndrome research and the state’s response to the recent arrival of this devastating bat disease.
  • Discover the nighttime secrets of bat biology, understand bat conservation needs and learn how you can become a citizen scientist for the DNR’s Wisconsin Bat Program.

All events are FREE. Pre-registration is highly recommended to live shows an movies due to limited seating. Registration opens on September 1.

Schedule


Friday, October 3, 2014

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Meet live bats! Enjoy Bats of the World with Rob Mies featuring live bats from around the world and a screening of the movie Battle for Bats – Surviving White-nose Syndrome.

Where: 
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee

Times:
6pm 
repeats at 8pm All live bat programs are full.

Event is FREE. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited seating.

Register for Friday, October 3


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Spend the day with bats! Enjoy Bats of the World with Rob Mies featuring live bats from around the world. Our Bat Science Symposium will feature bat biologists and researchers from around Wisconsin, with special guest Jeanna Geise, rabies survivor. Come to the screening of the movie Battle for Bats – Surviving White-nose Syndrome. Live bats will be on display. Listen to bat echolocation calls, interact with bat scientists, explore the inflatable cave. Silent auction, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and displays for all ages.

Where: 
Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park
1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee

Times: 
Doors and activities open 9am-5pm.
Live bat programs at 9:45am, 11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, & 4:30pm All live bat programs are full.
Bat Science Symposium from 1-5pm. (Presentation schedule available soon)

Event is FREE. Pre-registration is highly recommended for live bat shows due to limited seating. Other Festival activities do not require pre-registration and are available throughout the day.

Register for Saturday, October 4 


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Come to see Bats of the World with Rob Mies featuring live bats from around the world, then stay for a screening of the movie Battle for Bats – Surviving White-nose Syndrome with an expert panel Q & A session.

Where: 
Zoofari Conference Center (one block from the Milwaukee County Zoo)
10001 W. Bluemound Road., Milwaukee

Time: 2:30pm

Event is FREE. Pre-registration is highly recommended due to limited seating.

Register for Sunday, October 4

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