Citizen Science

The Volunteer Citizen Scientist has become a vital component in wildlife studies. Your participation as a Citizen Scientist in the Central Coast Bat Survey helps add to our local knowledge of bats and helps demystify this often maligned, poorly understood, and relatively difficult to study group of mammals. When you participate, you help in many ways: you help build our knowledge base, you add another voice in support of these highly beneficial animals, and you have the opportunity not only to share your experiences but also your new-found knowledge. And best of all, you get to participate in real science and help us gather more data than we ever could without your help!

Active monitoring at Victorian-era structure, home to Big Brown Bats

Here’s how you, the Citizen Scientist, can take part in our Central Coast Bat Survey & help our Central Coast Bats:

Monitor bat news

Send us an Email with the link:
To an article you have read about bats
To an article that talks about the importance of bats to agriculture
To an article that concerns bat conservation
To an article about bat news that you think bat lovers would love to read

Staff an event booth (click the arrow to see our upcoming events)

Thanks for checking! We have no events planned until after the New Year is upon us. Please check back after 15 January 2017.

Help spread the good word about bats, their importance to humans, and and the

Tell your friends about our Web sites: Central Coast Bats & The Central Coast Bat Survey
Follow us on Twitter: @paso_redbat
Follow us on Instagram: pasoreddbatt

Teach a Bat Box decorating class

If you are artistic and like working with kids, we are always looking for idea-rich artists who are willing to share their artistic gifts with young people.

Learn to monitor bats with our bat detectors and bat monitoring hardware

If you are willing to put in the time to learn how to use our bat detectors – by taking a half-day class – you can establish your own study site or sites to find out what bats are in the area and when they occur (Are they at your study site year-round? In migration? In the spring & summer only?)