Spring into Action 2018

Spring into Action

A training day for bat workers

Saturday 19th May 2018

At the Scottish Natural Heritage conference centre, Battleby, Perth, PH1 3EW

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This is a day for anyone interested in bat conservation.  It offers attendees an opportunity to learn new practical skills, improve on their existing ones, meet other bat workers and hear the latest in bat news.   The cost is £40.00 (BCT members) or £45.00 (non-members) which includes lunch and refreshments. 

A range of workshops are on offer, to suit beginners to bat work and those with more experience. There are nine topics to choose from and time for delegates to attend three workshops.

Battleby is situated about 3 miles north of Perth just off the A9. The conference centre is set in beautiful grounds, it has ample parking, is known for its delicious catering and boasts at least three bat roosts.

Photo: Tree survey and mitigation workshop (Spring into Action 2007)

 

Timetable

 

09:30                     Reception and Registration (Teas and coffees served)

10:00 – 10:15             Liz Ferrell, BCT Scottish Officer

                              Opening and Welcome                 

10:15 – 11:30             Workshop session 1   

11:30 – 11:45              Rest Break        

11:45 – 13:00             Workshop session 2               

13:00 – 14:00            Lunch break   

14:00 – 14:30            Research update

14:30 – 15:45             Workshop session 3 

15:45 – 16:00            Teas and coffees  

16:00                          CLOSE

 

Workshop information

There will be opportunities to attend three workshop sessions throughout the day, each workshop is 1 hour 15 minutes long. There are nine different topics to choose from. Most workshops are indoors but some are held outdoors for part or all of the session.

 

Availability of workshops

 Running = Y  Not running = N

Workshop title

Session 1

 

Session 2

 

Session 3

 

An introduction to the National Bat Monitoring Programme

Y

Y

Y

Bat Identification

Y

N

Y

Build a Kent bat box 

N

Y

Y

Training for a Bat Survey Licence

Y

N

Y

Planning and managing bat projects

N

Y

Y

How to use a songmeter SM2+ detector

Y

N

Y

Best Practice for surveying bridges and viaducts

Y

Y

N

Introduction to Anabat Insight 

Y

Y

N

What to do with your biological records 

N

Y

N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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