Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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Bats! Workshop

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Defenders of Wildlife for our summer Wildlife Workshop & Walkabout to learn about bats – which species live in our region, why they’re important, and how we’re addressing the conservation challenges they face. Our special guest presenter will be Nina Fascione, Defenders Vice President of Philanthropy, and former Executive Director of Bat Conservation International.

The presentation will include discussion about bat ecology, population data and trends, ecosystem services that bats provide, and the conservation challenges they face. We will also learn about what people can do to protect bats – from advocating for federal funding for white-nose syndrome, to installing bat houses.

At the workshop we will build bat boxes to install on the campus of the New Belgium Brewing Company, which abuts the west shore of the French Broad River and provides great bat habitat! Because bats are nocturnal, our walkabout will start just before dusk when bats become active and will include the identification of other nocturnal creatures like moths and insects.

You won’t want to miss it!

WORKSHOP Thursday, July 19, 5:30pm-7:00pm Asheville Museum of Science 43 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28801 Light refreshments provided

WALKABOUT Saturday, July 21, 8:00pm-10:00pm. Sandy Bottom Preserve Parkway Crescent, Arden, NC 28704

For questions and to register, please contact Tracy at


July 19
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Asheville Museum of Science
43 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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