Bat Chat: Secret Lives of Bats with Dr. Brock Fenton
Limited to 16 families or individuals!
Join bat expert Dr. Brock Fenton for an evening of virtual bat chat. Learn from Dr. Fenton about how bats live, the basics of bat biology, their amazing diets and why humans have been fascinated by these misunderstood mammals for thousands of years. Q&A to follow.
After Brock's talk, Emily and Jon will be on hand to teach you how to use your bat detectors.
All ages (most appropriate for ages 6+)
Includes 1-week rental of bat detector
Dr. Brock Fenton has studied bat ecology and biology all over the world, including Costa Rica, Australia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. One of his subjects, the Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus) is among British Columbia's most endangered and rare mammals. His books on bats include: Communication in the Chiroptera (1985), The Bat: Wings in the Night Sky (1998), The Bat (with Merlin D. Tuttle, 2001), Bat Ecology (2005), and Bats: A World of Science and Mystery (with Nancy B Simmons, 2014). Dr. Fenton is emeritus professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Fenton works hard to increase awareness of a misunderstood animal through visiting public schools, zoos and Nature Centres. He also takes incredible photos of bats!
*We will charge a $130 bat detector replacement fee for bat detectors that are not returned 7 days after the bat chat.
**When registering you do not need to list every person attending - simply register for one adult and the entire household can participate.