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.
The 2016 Wisconsin Bat Festival was hosted by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, United States Forest Service, and Organization for Bat Conservation at the Milwaukee Public Museum on Saturday, October 1. Check out what happened at the 2016 Bat Festival!