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Mad Batters of CREW
A CREW Strolling Science Seminar
Facilitator: Kathleen Smith, Biologist, FWC
Have you ever wondered how scientists catch bats or how they determine what species of bat is flying above you? Come learn about these fascinating creatures of the night in this hands-on, working seminar.
FL Fish & Wildlife Commission biologist, Kathleen Smith, will dispel myths about bats, teach you their importance in our ecosystem, and tell you how you can help.
The presentation will describe native bat species found at CREW and their role in the ecosystem and includes hands-on activities related to bat capture and research. Bats are critically important to the functioning of the natural ecosystem by consuming insects and agriculture pests.
What to wear/bring: Bug spray/head nets/mosquito jackets. Long pants, long shirt, and close-toed shoes that can get wet.
This is part of the CREW Strolling Science Seminar series, an annual series of scholarly walking seminars designed specifically for adults to gain in-depth knowledge about the science of CREW. Become a CREW Member and get a discount on your ticket TODAY. Non-members may join CREW and become eligible to take advantage of the member discount for all workshops by going to http://www.crewtrust.org/become-a-member/ or by calling 239-657-2253.
Is there an age limit for the event?
This event is for adults, 18 and over, only.
What are the parking/facilities like at the trails?
There is a gravel parking lot at the trailhead. There is one portable restroom at the trailhead.
What are the trails like?
The trails are mostly grassy/sandy ground level trails with some boardwalk sructures over wet areas. Expect seasonlly wet/muddy places on the trails during the rainy season (July - November).
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. You may give your spot to someone else. Be sure to change the information on your registration page or call us at 239-657-2253.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your registration information up to 24 hours before the event.
Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
No. We do not issue print tickets. Simply check in with the event leader at the time of the event.
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CREW Land & Water Trust
The CREW Land & Water Trust was established in 1989 as a nonprofit organization to coordinate the land acquisition, land management, and public use of the 60,000-acre Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed. We work closely with our partners, the South Florida Water Management District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to ensure the protection of the watershed. This watershed, the largest intact watershed in south Florida, straddles Lee and Collier Counties and provides aquifer recharge, natural flood protection, water purification, preservation of wildlife habitat, and public recreation. CREW's majestic 5,000-acre marsh is the headwaters for the entire watershed.