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{"id":6682722959463,"title":"Bat Capture, Handling, \u0026 Telemetry Workshop (KY) August 27-31, 2024","handle":"bat-survey-workshop","description":"\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eLimited seats available; early bird discount has expired. Seats are guaranteed when purchased online. After reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the \u003ca title=\"bat workshop registration\" href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/registration\"\u003eWorkshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cem\u003e.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Capture \u0026amp; Handling Workshop • \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCave City, KY\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv title=\"Page 1\" class=\"page\"\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003e5 nights of netting at cave \u0026amp; forest settings August 27-31, 2024\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePubic \"Bat Night\" experience August 31; bring the family!\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eHands-on net, \u0026amp; trap setup and teardown \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003e1H, 2H, 3H type nets \u0026amp; various configurations for unusual situations\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eEastern bat ID \u0026amp; handling\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eDaily radio telemetry exercises\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eMeasuring, banding, photography, and data management\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eDemonstrating combining acoustic monitoring with physical captures\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003eThis workshop is a long term monitoring project; 9 species physically captured in 2023; 11+ are possible any year\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cb\u003e~40 hours of contact time between lectures and field trips \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eOur workshop location is in the geologically world-class sinkhole plain of western Kentucky, which includes extraordinary Mammoth Cave National Park. At over 450 \u003cem\u003e-miles-\u003c\/em\u003e of surveyed passage, \u003cstrong\u003eMammoth Cave is without question the longest and most studied cave in the world.\u003c\/strong\u003e Our field work contributes to important ongoing long-term research and will acquaint us with a diversity of eastern bat species near caves and forest stream settings. At this time of year we will have opportunity to witness the spectacular fall swarming behavior of gray myotis outside of a restored hibernacula. Saturday night participate in Mammoth Cave's family-friendly annual public Bat Night public program event for an extra field opportunity to handle bats\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eThe course curriculum combines a combination of classroom discussions, demonstrations, and night-time field work designed to provide a solid foundation in  species identification, bat handling, netting and trapping techniques, and night vision observation. The KY training workshop will focus on the differing needs of up to 10 bat species known from the area and will highlight diverse research and inventory techniques appropriate for each species of bat to obtain the most robust and accurate survey results.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e Tuesday August 27 thru Sunday August 31, 2024. Training begins promptly at 10 am on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e(midnight) \u003c\/span\u003eof the night field trip (Bat Night) on the last day. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eScheduled Lecture and\/or Demonstration Topics: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eDaytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations. Note this workshop may not visit the interior of any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave. For in-depth training on bat acoustic monitoring, you may also be interested in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/events\/products\/bat-acoustic-monitoring-workshop\"\u003eSonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Workshop\u003c\/a\u003e following this event.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCapture Techniques: 1H Mist Nets, 2H Mist Nets, and 3H Mist Nets, Harp Traps and Other Methods\u003cbr\u003eMorphological Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species\u003cbr\u003eMicrositing, setting, demobilizing, maintaining, and WNS decon\u003cbr\u003eMonitoring Bats Using Video, Night-Vision and Thermal Cameras\u003cbr\u003eRadio telemetry basics with daily hands-on exercise opportunities\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Acoustic Hardware and Software:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e We offer another workshop in the same location specifically for bat acoustic monitoring. Students are welcome to bring or their own or borrow BCM bat detectors as desired, but no formal instruction is on the agenda. Participants will be given a full working trial of the SonoBatLIVE software to use.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeeting\/Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eHampton Inn Cave City conference room.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan dir=\"ltr\" class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e \u003cem\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAirport(s):\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThe most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Cave City). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively \u003cem\u003ebut are in Eastern Time zone.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eLodging\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eLodging is \u003cem\u003enot\u003c\/em\u003e included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.google.com\/search?client=safari\u0026amp;rls=en\u0026amp;q=motels+in+cave+city,+ky\u0026amp;npsic=0\u0026amp;rflfq=1\u0026amp;tbm=lcl\u0026amp;sa=X\u0026amp;ved=0ahUKEwiRgNWesN_JAhUCsxQKHTwZBiAQtgMIRg\"\u003eCave City\u003c\/a\u003e (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100\/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.diamondcaverns.com\/\"\u003eDiamond Caverns\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.nps.gov\/maca\/planyourvisit\/macacampground.htm\"\u003eMammoth Cave National Park.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeals\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e Some dinners are provided during this workshop. Generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the conference. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePre-course Preparation:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThere is no pre-requisite for this training. Participants should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear and up to 50-pounds of field gear. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, bat handling gloves, and footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitos is strongly advised, and poison ivy is present throughout the park. Some sites require working in knee-deep water, in thick mud; waders or other appropriate footwear is highly recommended. All survey equipment for capturing bats is provided.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eApproximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:jchenger@batmanagement.com\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/a\u003e at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eNo prior bat-work experience is necessary. \u003cem\u003eStudents wishing to handle bats must obtain the rabies pre-exposure vaccination\u003c\/em\u003e. The vaccine is at least two doses over several weeks that must be started at least two-months prior to class. Those already vaccinated can provide acceptable titre results or proof of recent booster. Those not vaccinated for rabies will not be permitted to handle bats, but may still take the course and gain bat ID experience.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eHow to Register: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003ePlease register by ordering online on this page. NOTE: \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTo register multiple people, please checkout each person individually so that we can obtain the proper contact information for each participant.\u003c\/strong\u003e Student discount does not apply to consulting agencies. Registration is not refundable after August 1, but is transferable. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003eAll participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. All participants are expected to sign a liability waiver and photo release at the start of the workshop.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eScheduled in-person Instructors:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJoe Szewczak\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, CA, and the developer of SonoBat software to analyze and interpret bat echolocation calls. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific 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The KY training workshop will focus on the differing needs of up to 10 bat species known from the area and will highlight diverse research and inventory techniques appropriate for each species of bat to obtain the most robust and accurate survey results.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eDates\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e Tuesday August 27 thru Sunday August 31, 2024. Training begins promptly at 10 am on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion \u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e(midnight) \u003c\/span\u003eof the night field trip (Bat Night) on the last day. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eScheduled Lecture and\/or Demonstration Topics: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eDaytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations. Note this workshop may not visit the interior of any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave. For in-depth training on bat acoustic monitoring, you may also be interested in our \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/collections\/events\/products\/bat-acoustic-monitoring-workshop\"\u003eSonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Workshop\u003c\/a\u003e following this event.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eCapture Techniques: 1H Mist Nets, 2H Mist Nets, and 3H Mist Nets, Harp Traps and Other Methods\u003cbr\u003eMorphological Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species\u003cbr\u003eMicrositing, setting, demobilizing, maintaining, and WNS decon\u003cbr\u003eMonitoring Bats Using Video, Night-Vision and Thermal Cameras\u003cbr\u003eRadio telemetry basics with daily hands-on exercise opportunities\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBat Acoustic Hardware and Software:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e We offer another workshop in the same location specifically for bat acoustic monitoring. Students are welcome to bring or their own or borrow BCM bat detectors as desired, but no formal instruction is on the agenda. Participants will be given a full working trial of the SonoBatLIVE software to use.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeeting\/Lecture Location:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eHampton Inn Cave City conference room.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan dir=\"ltr\" class=\"CFH2De\"\u003e \u003cem\u003eThis is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAirport(s):\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThe most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Cave City). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively \u003cem\u003ebut are in Eastern Time zone.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eLodging\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eLodging is \u003cem\u003enot\u003c\/em\u003e included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.google.com\/search?client=safari\u0026amp;rls=en\u0026amp;q=motels+in+cave+city,+ky\u0026amp;npsic=0\u0026amp;rflfq=1\u0026amp;tbm=lcl\u0026amp;sa=X\u0026amp;ved=0ahUKEwiRgNWesN_JAhUCsxQKHTwZBiAQtgMIRg\"\u003eCave City\u003c\/a\u003e (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100\/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.diamondcaverns.com\/\"\u003eDiamond Caverns\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.nps.gov\/maca\/planyourvisit\/macacampground.htm\"\u003eMammoth Cave National Park.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eMeals\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cem\u003e:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e Some dinners are provided during this workshop. Generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the conference. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003ePre-course Preparation:\u003c\/em\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eThere is no pre-requisite for this training. Participants should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear and up to 50-pounds of field gear. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, bat handling gloves, and footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitos is strongly advised, and poison ivy is present throughout the park. Some sites require working in knee-deep water, in thick mud; waders or other appropriate footwear is highly recommended. All survey equipment for capturing bats is provided.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eApproximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to \u003ca href=\"mailto:jchenger@batmanagement.com\"\u003econtact us\u003c\/a\u003e at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003eNo prior bat-work experience is necessary. \u003cem\u003eStudents wishing to handle bats must obtain the rabies pre-exposure vaccination\u003c\/em\u003e. The vaccine is at least two doses over several weeks that must be started at least two-months prior to class. Those already vaccinated can provide acceptable titre results or proof of recent booster. Those not vaccinated for rabies will not be permitted to handle bats, but may still take the course and gain bat ID experience.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eHow to Register: \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003ePlease register by ordering online on this page. NOTE: \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTo register multiple people, please checkout each person individually so that we can obtain the proper contact information for each participant.\u003c\/strong\u003e Student discount does not apply to consulting agencies. Registration is not refundable after August 1, but is transferable. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003eAll participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. All participants are expected to sign a liability waiver and photo release at the start of the workshop.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eScheduled in-person Instructors:\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJoe Szewczak\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, CA, and the developer of SonoBat software to analyze and interpret bat echolocation calls. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJohn Chenger\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKeith Christenson\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e spent many years abroad studying bats and is a lead biologist with Sanders \u003c\/span\u003eEnvironmental, a top bat capture consultant.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003eTodd Sinander\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eis a Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager with BCM since 2010.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003eDavid Riggs\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eis a Cave Resource Specialist and bat acoustic expert who has assisted with BCM special projects for a decade. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"layoutArea\"\u003e\u003cstrong data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/batmanagement.com\/pages\/team-and-project-experiance\"\u003eLori Chenger\u003c\/a\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003eis our \"Girl Friday\" who attempts to keep everyone above on some kind of schedule, and who has real-world acoustic survey experience in at least 6 states.\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e"}

Bat Capture, Handling, & Telemetry Workshop (KY) August 27-31, 2024

Product Description
$1,350.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

Limited seats available; early bird discount has expired. Seats are guaranteed when purchased online. After reserving a spot in our workshop, please complete the Workshop Participant Pre-Survey for each attendee.


Bat Capture & Handling Workshop • Cave City, KY

  • 5 nights of netting at cave & forest settings August 27-31, 2024
  • Pubic "Bat Night" experience August 31; bring the family!
  • Hands-on net, & trap setup and teardown 
  • 1H, 2H, 3H type nets & various configurations for unusual situations
  • Eastern bat ID & handling
  • Daily radio telemetry exercises
  • Measuring, banding, photography, and data management
  • Demonstrating combining acoustic monitoring with physical captures
  • This workshop is a long term monitoring project; 9 species physically captured in 2023; 11+ are possible any year
  • ~40 hours of contact time between lectures and field trips 


Our workshop location is in the geologically world-class sinkhole plain of western Kentucky, which includes extraordinary Mammoth Cave National Park. At over 450 -miles- of surveyed passage, Mammoth Cave is without question the longest and most studied cave in the world. Our field work contributes to important ongoing long-term research and will acquaint us with a diversity of eastern bat species near caves and forest stream settings. At this time of year we will have opportunity to witness the spectacular fall swarming behavior of gray myotis outside of a restored hibernacula. Saturday night participate in Mammoth Cave's family-friendly annual public Bat Night public program event for an extra field opportunity to handle bats

The course curriculum combines a combination of classroom discussions, demonstrations, and night-time field work designed to provide a solid foundation in  species identification, bat handling, netting and trapping techniques, and night vision observation. The KY training workshop will focus on the differing needs of up to 10 bat species known from the area and will highlight diverse research and inventory techniques appropriate for each species of bat to obtain the most robust and accurate survey results.

Dates: Tuesday August 27 thru Sunday August 31, 2024. Training begins promptly at 10 am on Day 1 and will end at the conclusion (midnight) of the night field trip (Bat Night) on the last day. 

Scheduled Lecture and/or Demonstration Topics: Daytimes include in-person classroom lectures and live demonstrations. Note this workshop may not visit the interior of any caves; please consider arriving a day early or staying a day later to visit one of the numerous tour options inside Mammoth Cave. For in-depth training on bat acoustic monitoring, you may also be interested in our SonoBat Acoustic Monitoring Workshop following this event.

Capture Techniques: 1H Mist Nets, 2H Mist Nets, and 3H Mist Nets, Harp Traps and Other Methods
Morphological Identification of Eastern U.S. Bat Species
Micrositing, setting, demobilizing, maintaining, and WNS decon
Monitoring Bats Using Video, Night-Vision and Thermal Cameras
Radio telemetry basics with daily hands-on exercise opportunities

 Bat Acoustic Hardware and Software: We offer another workshop in the same location specifically for bat acoustic monitoring. Students are welcome to bring or their own or borrow BCM bat detectors as desired, but no formal instruction is on the agenda. Participants will be given a full working trial of the SonoBatLIVE software to use.

Meeting/Lecture Location: Hampton Inn Cave City conference room. This is an IN PERSON training and no modules are available online. This workshop is not presented at Mammoth Cave National Park, only certain field research visits are in the park. 

Airport(s): The most convenient airport is Nashville International Airport (BNA), which is about 2 hours by vehicle and in Central Time zone (same as Cave City). Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Blue Grass Airport in Lexington (LEX) are 2-3 hours away respectively but are in Eastern Time zone.

Lodging: Lodging is not included in the cost of this training. Participants are encouraged to make their own lodging arrangements, either at the host venue or other affordable nearby outlets. Other inexpensive chain hotels are located immediately nearby in Cave City (Baymont Inn is an older hotel but clean in the under $100/night range) and RV or tent camping is available nearby at Diamond Caverns or Mammoth Cave National Park.

Meals:  Some dinners are provided during this workshop. Generous breaks and a number of food options are within walking distance from the conference. Coffee and tea service will be available during daytimes, as is filtered water.

Pre-course Preparation: There is no pre-requisite for this training. Participants should be prepared to hike over uneven terrain, at night, carrying personal gear and up to 50-pounds of field gear. Students must bring personal field gear including headlamps, appropriate clothing, bat handling gloves, and footwear for working outdoors, and basic personal items. Insect repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitos is strongly advised, and poison ivy is present throughout the park. Some sites require working in knee-deep water, in thick mud; waders or other appropriate footwear is highly recommended. All survey equipment for capturing bats is provided.

Approximately ten-days prior to the start of class, students will receive a complete list of what to bring and how to prepare for class, but feel free to contact us at any time if you have specific questions about the class or how to prepare.

No prior bat-work experience is necessary. Students wishing to handle bats must obtain the rabies pre-exposure vaccination. The vaccine is at least two doses over several weeks that must be started at least two-months prior to class. Those already vaccinated can provide acceptable titre results or proof of recent booster. Those not vaccinated for rabies will not be permitted to handle bats, but may still take the course and gain bat ID experience.

How to Register: Please register by ordering online on this page. NOTE: To register multiple people, please checkout each person individually so that we can obtain the proper contact information for each participant. Student discount does not apply to consulting agencies. Registration is not refundable after August 1, but is transferable. 

All participants are expected to have personal insurance coverage. All participants are expected to sign a liability waiver and photo release at the start of the workshop.

 

Scheduled in-person Instructors:

Joe Szewczak is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly Humboldt in Arcata, CA, and the developer of SonoBat software to analyze and interpret bat echolocation calls. 

John Chenger formed BCM in 1998 to provide bat-specific surveys nationwide, successful artificial bat roosts, and field gear. 

Keith Christenson spent many years abroad studying bats and is a lead biologist with Sanders Environmental, a top bat capture consultant.

Todd Sinander is a Wildlife Biologist and Project Manager with BCM since 2010.

David Riggs is a Cave Resource Specialist and bat acoustic expert who has assisted with BCM special projects for a decade. 

Lori Chenger is our "Girl Friday" who attempts to keep everyone above on some kind of schedule, and who has real-world acoustic survey experience in at least 6 states.


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"Out of Stock" items may still be purchased, but realize these items may be built-to-order or we may be at the mercy of our vendors for parts of your order or product. Shipping for out of stock items may be days or weeks after placing your order. Some speciaity items may have estimated availability mentioned in their product description above.

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For international orders, any duties, tariffs or broker fees are not included in the order amount and will be collected by the shipper upon delivery. Any such fees are the responsibility of the customer. 

Please ensure the shipping address you provide can accept UPS deliveries. BCM is not responsible for any fees or delays incurred from an incorrect shipping address.

In Spanish: Todos los pedidos internacionales deben pagarse en su totalidad mediante tarjeta de crédito o giro postal internacional antes de su envío. aceptamos American Express, Visa y Mastercard.  No somos capaces de aceptar banco.

Para los pedidos internacionales, los impuestos, aranceles u honorarios de agente no están incluidos en el orden cantidad y serán recogidos por el cargador a la entrega. estas matrículas son responsabilidad del cliente.        

Por favor garantizar la dirección del envío que usted proporcione puede aceptar envíos ups. bcm no se hace responsable por el pago de honorarios o retrasos de una incorrecta dirección de envío.

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If products are shipped to PA, you will be charged sales tax. When you enter your shipping address to any other state, the PA sales tax is removed. 

I am tax exempt, federal/state/tribal buyer located in PA, how do I purchase?
Tax Exempt Businesses/Organizations in PA only: create an account here: https://batmanagement.com/account/register  and then email us with your account name, order items quantities, shipping and billing address, and include your tax exempt number. You will then be sent a link to your order which you can pay online normally. We will also set your account to be tax-exempt so that future orders from that account can be made without extra steps. 

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Simply add items to your cart and checkout. When you enter your shipping address outside of PA, the PA sales tax will be removed. BCM does not collect tax for any other states. It is not necessary to contact us with tax-exempt paperwork, etc. if you are outside of PA.

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We accept POs from recognized US based organizations for items shipped domestically. We reserve the right to refuse any PO. There may be a 10% service fee applied to all POs. 

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Full refunds are given if cancelled 28 days prior to the start of an event. Event registrations are transferable. For more details please see the Workshop Training General Info & Cancellation Policy 

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You may return new, unopened items sold within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Shirts, hats, and mugs are made to order and are not returnable.

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Most refunds are fully refunded in 3-5 business days after we receive and process your return.

Does BCM do replacements?
We can only replace the exact item and version you ordered, and you are responsible to return the damaged item within 30 days. If you want to exchange for a different item, you will need to return the item and place a new order.

Pettersson D500x and M500 Bat Detectors Return and Exchange Policy
All detectors are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the hardware and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

BCM will confirm the unit is defective was not abused or water damaged. BCM will replace the unit at our discretion usually within one week. Units requiring repairs may take 6-8 weeks.

Pettersson factory warranty is one year.

D500x External Microphone Return Policy
All microphones are tested by BCM staff before shipping to customers. Please contact BCM first detailing the issue you are having with the Microphone and obtain a Return Authorization. Should email or phone troubleshooting fail to resolve the issue, you should send the unit in suitable packaging to BCM, with the RA number written on the packaging.

DOA microphones are replaced immediately at no charge. There is a $150 for refurbishing used microphones, shipped immediately if in stock.

Electronics
Electronics purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be in new condition with original packaging and accessories. All bat detectors sold by BCM are supported by the device's manufacturers. In the unlikely event a detector appears to be defective, please contact the customer support network for the computer manufacturer to have it serviced under warranty. Pettersson D500x/M500 devices have specific policies, see above.

Software
Software titles purchased from BCM are easily returned within 30 days of receipt of shipment. These items must be unopened and still in their plastic wrap.

General items

Other items purchased from BCM can only be returned if:

  • The return is packaged and shipped in the original packaging.
  • The items are still in new condition.
  • You ship your return within 30 days of receipt of the original shipment.

Any returns that do not meet the above qualifications may receive a reduced refund or be returned to the purchaser. Some items may incur a restocking fee as these items must be inspected, tested, and repackaged. If a restocking fee applies it will be noted on the product information page.  All returns will be less original shipping costs.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • Do you know how many people you are capping this training at?

    Approximately 15, with 20 being the absolute limit.

  • How do we go and get titres? I just received my last does of the rabies vaccine a few weeks ago, so I have proof of the shot dates, but didn't think I would need to get a booster for a few years. How would I get an acceptable titre test to provide?

    The same heath care provider that gave you the initial series can provide a titre test. In rare instances, the vaccine does not take and the test is a good followup & and something that is done every few years. Alternately places like WorkNet (they specialize with various drug testing for employers) can aslo facilitate a test.

  • I am getting my rabies vaccines. There is some debate because nobody in my city knows anything about them. I plan on getting two and the CDC recommendations suggest one week apart. What are your suggestions? Thank you in advance.

    I would follow the CDC guidelines or your doctor. Recently the guideline changed from 3 shots to 2.

  • I understand the cost is required to help the conservation Can you give skemkne who is not school or faculty I am active duty navy. I Have been waiting for opportunities. This is a little much. 995. Thank you so much

    Hello - please constact John Chenger jchenger@batmanagement.com with your resume/employment record to determine if we can provide a discount. Thanks- JC

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