Become a citizen scientist for an evening and learn how to “see” and count bats on the shore of the Kootenay Lake.
Join us for an evening of science and discovery, nocturnal style. Become a citizen scientist for the evening and monitor a bat roost (where they rest during the day and raise their young) in Kaslo Bay as part of the Kootenay Community Bat Project. In the twilight, you will safely watch and experience the bats feeding on insects on the bay, demonstrating their amazing hunting skills and learn why bats are truly extraordinary and unique creatures. But bats are difficult to see, and even harder to hear, right? In fact, humans can’t hear their calls at all, but we will show you how you can actually “hear” them, and you will be amazed at what happens outside your window at night without you even realizing. The night is loud for those who listen…..
Details/Good to Know:
- Length of time: 3 hours
- 8 pm-11:00 pm
- Physical Challenge Rating: low
- Families welcome with children over 10
- Held outdoors
- Come prepared for cold, wind
- This experience is weather dependant, and may be cancelled or postponed due to rainy or cloudy conditions
- Snacks and drinks (locally prepared)
- Bat monitoring equipment
- Fully guided experience
- 12 persons max*
- Please contact us for private or special group bookings
- Price: Adult: $45 plus GST | Youth 10-16: $30 plus GST
*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.