Environmental Events

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Central IL Bat Festival - FREE!

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Local bat biologists and educators invite you to this first annual FREE event! There will be something for all ages and levels of bat enthusiasts including exhibitors, guest speakers, kids’ activities, information on bat conservation and more. Daytime activities will be located in and around the Urbana Park District’s Anita Purves Nature Center from 1-4pm. Evening activities will be held at Crystal Lake Park, with a central location at the Lake House from 5:30–8:30pm and will include looking and listening for bats at dusk!

If you’re interested in being an exhibitor or vendor, please contact Savannah Donovan at sydonovan@urbanaparks.org or 217-384-4062.