This two-week virtual conference offers you a variety of prerecorded videos presented by specialists in the field of bat research, conservation, and stewardship in BC. Additionally, there will be two moderated 90-minute online discussions.
Each week will feature four different presenters’ prerecorded videos that will address the week’s topic. The videos will be available to watch at your convenience. On the Friday of each week, there will be a moderated interactive 90-minute online Webex discussion on the week’s topic. Guest panelists, including some of the presenters who presented in the week’s video offerings, will participate in the discussion and be available to answer your questions. All registrants are welcome to join the online discussion.
Note: The videos are 10 – 20 minutes in length each and will be available for viewing for registrants on the conference web site throughout the conference and until November 15, 2020.
WEEK ONE Topic: Bat-friendly Communities
Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2
|Monday||Building Bat-friendly Communities. Presenter: Mandy Kellner, BC Community Bat Program|
|Tuesday||Examples from the Field – Peachland, Richmond, and Kelowna. Presenters: Darlene Hartford, Rachel Truant, Heidi Slyngbom, BEEPS Peachland; Warren Mills, City of Richmond; and Alison Campbell Urness, Regional District Central Okanagan|
|Wednesday||Urban Bat Conservation and Integrating Research. Presenters: Markus Merkens and Robyn Worcester, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks|
|Thursday||Local Stewardship and Community Involvement in Bat Conservation. Presenter: John Saremba, Burke Mountain Naturalists|
|Friday||ONLINE DISCUSSION* 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Moderators: Mandy Kellner and Danielle Dagenais, BC Community Bat Program, with guest panelists John Saremba, Alison Campbell Urness, and Robyn Worcester|
WEEK TWO Topic: Living With Bats – Tools and Guidance
Monday, October 5 to Friday, October 9
|Monday||Living With Bats. Presenter: Danielle Dagenais, BC Community Bat Program|
|Tuesday||Bats and Human Health. Presenter: Dr. Erin Fraser, BC Centre for Disease Control|
|Wednesday||The Goldilocks Approach: Use of Bat Boxes in a Changing Landscape and Climate. Presenter Dr. Cori Lausen, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada|
|Thursday||How to Find Information on Important Bat Habitats. Presenter: Orville Dyer|
|Friday||ONLINE DISCUSSION* 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Moderators: Mandy Kellner and Danielle Dagenais, BC Community Bat Program, with guest panelists Orville Dyer, Dr. Erin Fraser and Dr. Cori Lausen|
*All registered participants will receive an email including the connection details and link to the online discussions (Webex) prior to the start of the conference.
Schedule is subject to change.
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