We are excited to invite you to the SECOND annual Ohio Bat Festival!
As a part of International Bat Week, on October 29, 2023 we will come together to celebrate our bat neighbors. Learn about the astounding diversity of the >1,400 bat species with which we share the Earth, dispel popular misconceptions about bats, and explore the ways that bats and humans can help each other!
The Ohio Bat Fest is a FREE event for all ages. We'll have multimedia presentations, a kids activity room, and interesting exhibits highlighting the ecology, diversity, and conservation of bats in Ohio and worldwide. We look forward to seeing you there!
Carter Lab at The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University Ecology and Evolution Club
Photos courtesy of MerlinTuttle.org
National Science Foundation
Photo by Teagan McMahon
Multimedia presentations by invited bat biologists:
Schedule coming soon
Family friendly activities:
Color your own bat
Learn to fold bat origami
Photo by Imran Razik
Photo by Gregg Cohen
Interesting exhibits highlighting the ecology, diversity, and conservation of bats:
Learn how to build a bat box
See specimens from the OSU museum collection
Meet a live bat!
Enjoy bat artwork
And more, including tables from:
Ohio Woodland Stewards
Columbus and Franklin Metro Parks table
Ohio Wildlife Center
Midwest Bat Working Group