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Wisconsin Bat Festival

**Please note that WBP is not hosting a Wisconsin Bat Festival in 2019. Come back next year for details on the 2020 Wisconsin Bat Festival!**


Every year, the Wisconsin Bat Program hosts a Wisconsin Bat Festival in conjunction with partners. The Festival is a globally relevant, engaging and important event to promote conservation of bats and ultimately, our environment. Bats are critical to ecosystems around the world and locally. Because these animals are often misunderstood and because multiple species are now threatened with extinction people should be encouraged to protect them. Through this message, citizens learn about the importance of being good stewards of the earth while inspiring children to become the next generation of researchers and biologists necessary to preserve the balance of our environment.

2018 Wisconsin Bat Festival

The Festival was hosted at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, WI on Saturday August 25, 2018! Stay tuned for updates on 2020 Festival or sign up for our govdelivery to receive more information.

Wisconsin Bat Festival Schedule







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