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September 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

You might not think about bats very much in New Jersey, but did you know the Garden State is home to 9 different bat species? A recent report determined that over 50% of our native bats are considered at risk. Besides adding diversity and flair to local wildlife, New Jersey’s bats consume countless pest insects every single night. These nocturnal neighbors need our help now more than ever. Join Bat Conservation International’s Community Engagement Manager Erin Cord as she talks about our local bats, the threats they face, and how you can help them right in the comfort of your own backyard by providing native plants to attract nighttime insects that bats like to eat.

Erin joined the BCI staff in 2019 and is proud to be doing community engagement work on behalf of the organization. Erin double majored in Wildlife Conservation and Entomology from the University of Delaware and received her MS in Wildlife Ecology from the Cesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She has over 10 years of experience working as a wildlife biologist and running environmentally-focused volunteer, outreach, and education programs. Erin is happiest working at the intersection of science communication and citizen empowerment. She loves working outside and getting people excited about environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation.

BCI is world-renowned and does fantastic work for bats everywhere! We are so excited to have Erin come speak with us! See you there!!

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