Bat Activity Trends

A Woodland Park Zoo Community Science Program

EVENTS

 

 

Bat Activity Trends (BAT)

The Bat Activity Trends (BAT) program involves going out to observe bats, right in your own neighborhood. You can participate from a yard, patio, balcony or even a window with a clear view of the sky!

About the program

 

Bat Activity Trends (BAT) Leader Training

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at the Seward Park Audubon Center
5902 Lake Washington Blvd, S, Seattle, 98118, WA
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Seward Park Audubon Center, in parternship with Woodland Park Zoo, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Bats Northwest, is looking for several people to serve as leaders for our Bat Activity Trends (BAT) community science program this summer. Join us for this training session to learn how to lead groups of attendees at Seward Park’s summer Bat Treks through the BAT program so they can help gather data on where bats are and how they are doing in Seward Park and Washington at large.

Learn more and register here

 

Seward Park Audubon Center Bat Treks

Group of people looking for bats near a waterbody as the sun sets in the background.

Every other Wednesday from July 10 through September 4, 2024
Seward Park Audubon Center
5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, 98118, WA

Program timing varies over the summer as the official sunset time changes. Visit Seward Park Audubon Center’s events page for exact timing for each walk. This program lasts about 1.5  hours depending on the weather and the bats.

Join our friends at Seward Park Audubon Center for another fun summer of Bat Treks during which you'll learn about bats and help our local bats through participating in the Bat Activity Trends (BAT) community science program. Learn more about one of your fellow mammals and help with their conservation, win-win!

Check the Seward Park Audubon events page for registration and more details

 

Bat Talk and Community Science at Green Lake

Every other Thursday from July 11 – September 5, 2024
Program timing varies over the summer as the official sunset time changes. Visit the Bats NW events page for exact timing for each walk. This program lasts 1.5-2 hours depending on the weather and the bats.

Bats Northwest, our partner in all things bats, is back at Green Lake this summer! They will be hosting informational bat talks followed by participation in the Bat Activity Trends community science program. Come learn about our local bat species, find out how you can help protect bats, then participate in a 30-minute bat observation for science! These programs are free and open to everyone, no registration needed. Meet near the Seattle Public Theater Bath house near Green Lake’s West Beach. Look for the Bats Northwest sign near the trail! Events cancel when it is raining hard.

 

Timber Music Festival Bat Adventures

Thursday, July 25, 2024, 8:15 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 2024, 8:15 p.m.

If you are attending Timber Music Festival this summer, sign up to join Bats Northwest for an evening all about bats! They will cover some bat basics, talk about our local species, discuss their cool behaviors and adaptations and share ways we can help bats, such as participating in the Bat Activity Trends community science program! Registration and festival attendance is required.

SHADOW Lake Bat Box Building Workshop

Bat Monitoring

Saturday, July 27, 2024 and
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
21656 184th Ave SE
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Cost: Suggested $20 Donation

Join our friends from SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve for their Bat Biology & Box Building Class! You will start off by learning about bat biology, bat facts and conservation. Then, you will learn how YOU can help bat conservation in your own backyard by constructing your very own bat box to take home! One bat box per family, material & supplies provided. 

*Children under 16 years old must have a parent or guardian present due to the use of hand tools for box construction.

Register for the July 27 workshop

Pacific Northwest Bats

Bats in the Sky

Saturday, July 27, 2024
Schafer State Park
1365 W Schafer Park Rd, Elma, WA 98541
7:45 - 9:30 PM

Join Woodland Park Zoo and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to learn about Pacific Northwest bat species. Enjoy a bat-fact filled chat followed by an evening conducting a Bat Activity Trends survey.

Beavers and Bats Night!

A beaver and a bat against a starry night sky

Thursday, August 1, 2024
Meadowbrook Pond
10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
7:30 - 9:30 PM

Join us for a night of beavers AND bats in collaboration with our friends at Beavers Northwest! You'll learn more about both of these fascinating, lesser seen urban neighbors and all the good they do for the environment. Then we'll go for guided observations for beavers and bats! 

REGISTER HERE

 

BAT Night | Luther Burbank Park

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. at Luther Burbank Park, North Parking Lot
2040 84th Avenue Southeast Mercer Island, WA 98040

Join Mercer Island Parks and the Woodland Park Zoo in Luther Burbank Park for a fun night of community science. We’ll be learning all about our local bat populations, and then participating in the Bat Activity Trends (BAT) project. Be prepared to explore the park just after sunset and help make counts on these fascinating flying friends! All ages are welcome, no experience is necessary!

REGISTER HERE

SHADOW Lake Bat Box Building Workshop

Bat Monitoring

Saturday, August 10, 2024
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
21656 184th Ave SE
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Cost: Suggested $20 Donation

Join our friends from SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve for their Bat Biology & Box Building Class! You will start off by learning about bat biology, bat facts and conservation. Then, you will learn how YOU can help bat conservation in your own backyard by constructing your very own bat box to take home! One bat box per family, material & supplies provided. 

*Children under 16 years old must have a parent or guardian present due to the use of hand tools for box construction.

Register for the August 10 workshop

 

Bats at Seahurst

Wednesday, August 14, 2024
7:45 – 9:30 p.m. at Seahurst Beach Park in Burien
2220 SW Seahurst Park Rd., Burien, WA 98166

Join WPZ and the Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Beach Park to talk bats! Come learn all about these furry, flying residents. Find out how they benefit our ecosystems, how to create bat habitat in your area, and participate in a bat observation for science!

REGISTER HERE

Beneficial Bats! Bat Activity Monitoring- Summer Evening Program

Bat Monitoring

Saturday, August 17, 2024
SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
21656 184th Ave SE
7:30 - 9:00 PM

Join our friends from SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve for a night of learning about bats followed by a Bat Activity Trends observation session at a gorgeous nature preserve.

DNDA Bat Night

Brown Bat from Unsplash photo by Paige Cody

Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Pigeon Point Park
4418 21st Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
7:15 - 8:45 PM

Join our friends from DNDA (Delridge Neighborhood Development Association) and Woodland Park Zoo for a night of learning about bats followed by a Bat Activity Trends observation session. This is our first night at Pigeon Point, so your data will be brand new observations for our community scientist driven map of bat activity around greater Seattle. Help us put Pigeon Point on the map! 

REGISTRATION COMING SOON

 

Tukwila Community Center - Bat Workshop

Bat Monitoring
Thursday, September 12, 2024 at Tukwila Community Center

12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168
6:45 – 8:45 p.m.

Join Bats Northwest, Green Tukwila, and Woodland Park Zoo for a bat talk followed by a bat walk on a paved trail around the Tukwila Community Center. You will learn about local bats and how you can help them through the Bat Acitvity Trends (BAT) community science program. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the outdoors.

The event is free but registration is required.

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.


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