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Wisconsin Bat Festival

**Please note that the WBP currently has no plans for a future Wisconsin Bat Festival. **


The Wisconsin Bat Program has hosted several Wisconsin Bat Festivals in conjunction with partners. The Festival was 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 last Festival was hosted at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, WI on Saturday August 25, 2018! To stay up-to-date on what's happening with the Wisconsin Bat Program, sign up for our govdelivery

Wisconsin Bat Festival Schedule







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