Pacific Northwest Bats at Schafer State Park

Saturday, 7:45 - 9:30 p.m., July 27, 2024
Elma, Mason County
In person, hybrid, virtual
Wheelchair accessible
On public transit route

Visit the event website for more information: Pacific Northwest Bats at Schafer State Park

Join Schafer State Park, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Woodland Park Zoo to learn more about Washington's bats and the Bat Activity Trends (BAT) community science program. We’ll learn about our local bats and the amazing adaptations that make them so important to our environment. 

We’ll start with an educational talk on bats, covering adaptations, behavior and biology, followed by instructions for the BAT community science project, and a 30-minute bat observation. The goal of the BAT program is to collect data on bat sightings across Washington. Getting out into nature and observing local wildlife is a great way to connect with your local environment!

Please wear appropriate shoes, and we recommend bringing bug spray and a headlamp. No RSVP necessary.

A small brown bat with large ears hanging from a ceiling.
Photo by Laura Rogers

Notice of Photography and/or Videography. When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography and/or videography (which includes audio recording) may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such photography and/or videography and their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. If you prefer not to have your photo and/or video taken, please inform WDFW staff immediately upon arrival. Staff will provide a sticker or tape for you to wear. You must wear the sticker/tape at all times. WDFW will make an effort to edit or remove any photos and/or video of you in which the sticker/tape is present. Any photos and/or videos posted in error will be immediately edited or removed upon request.

Due to the nature of audio recording that is a necessary part of videography, WDFW cannot warrant that outside/ambient audio from other individuals won’t be captured and released as part of said videography. All parties attending such an event consent to WDFW using such outside/ambient audio recording as part of any videography process.