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Camp Out and Help Melbourne’s Microbats

Posted in Events, Seeking by earthwatch on October 21st, 2011

4 November , 2011 6:30 pmto5 November , 2011 9:00 am
12 November , 2011 6:30 pmto13 November , 2011 9:00 am

Dusk till dawn – an overnight eco adventure with Melbourne’s Microbats.

This year Melbourne Microbats research teams will be treated to a complete dusk till dawn experience sleeping overnight inside the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne – something usually unavailable for the general public – while also being able to enjoy the Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema in the gardens while waiting for the microbats to come out.  Working directly with researchers Dr Rodney van der Ree and PhD students, you will survey bats using harp traps and record ultrasonic bat calls with hand-held bat detectors and GPS equipment. You and your team will also investigate the diet of urban bats by using light traps to sample nocturnal insect fauna.

We have a number of Family Teams that are open to parents with children aged 10-17 (these run on Saturday nights only).

Costs: $89 per adult and $59 per child (includes snacks, refreshments, accommodation and breakfast)
Times: 6:30pm-9am
All funds go towards keeping this valuable research alive.

To make a booking call  Earthwatch on 03 9682 6828   or email

Dates 2011
Fri 4th Nov
Sat 12th Nov (family team)
Fri 18th Nov
Sat 26th Nov (family team)
Fri 2nd Dec

Dates 2012
Feb 3rd Feb
Sat 11th Feb (family team)
Fri 17th Feb
Sat 25th Feb (family team)
Sat 3rd March (family team)
Sat 3rd Feb (family team)
More information and bookings can also be made via the website


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