“The Battle for Bats” at the Field Museum October 15

On Saturday, October 15, from 1-5pm, the Field Museum hosts “The Battle for Bats,” a Year of the Bat event.

What has killed over a million North American bats and keeps killing more every year?
How does the loss of these bats affect you?
What’s being done about it?

Join us for this half-day symposium to learn more about bats.

Keynote Presentation: “Introduction to Bats” by Merlin D. Tuttle, Founder, Bat Conservation International and Year of the Bat Ambassador

• Threats to Bats, Nina Fascione, Bat Conservation International
• The Battle for Bats: a short documentary about Whitenose Syndrome produced by Ravenswood Media
• White-nose Syndrome Overview: Ann Froschauer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
• Artificial Cave Project: Cory Holliday, The Nature Conservancy’s Tennessee Cave and Karst Program
• Geomyces destructans: David Blehert, U.S. Geological Survey
• Illinois White-nose Syndrome Plan: Joe Kath, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Saturday, October 15, 2011
1 pm – 5 pm, James Simpson Theatre
The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
(please enter through West Door)
Will Call will open at noon; live bat viewing, noon – 1 pm
West Lobby, Ground Level.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. You may register at the event site.

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