Welcome to our “Get Involved” page! We are excited to offer you the opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment by attending a gate-building workshop or having us design and construct a gate for your own cave or mine.
Interest form: To sign up for our bat gate building workshops or to express your interest in getting us involved in your project, please fill out our Google form. We ask for some basic information about yourself and your experience with bat conservation, if any. Don’t worry if you’re new to the field – we welcome beginners!
By building and promoting bat gates, you can help ensure the safety of these important creatures and contribute to the preservation of our planet’s biodiversity.
Benefits of getting involved: By getting involved in building bat gates or attending workshops, you can gain new skills, meet like-minded individuals, and make a positive impact on the environment. You will have the opportunity to learn about bat conservation and how important proper cave management is to our world.
Workshop details: Our workshops are for cave conservationists, land managers, and consultants who may be interested the gating process, and are designed to be informative, fun, and hands-on. During our workshops, you will learn about bat biology and conservation, cave and mine microclimates, bat gate design and placement, logistical planning, modifications and maintenance, alternatives to gating, and more. Our expert instructors will guide you through the entire process, from choosing materials to installing the gate. Workshops are a mix of informal “lectures” in a classroom-like setting and hands-on experience in the field as we construct an actual bat gate!