EVENT: Build An Electronic Bat Detector
DATE: Thursday, June 2
TIME: 7-8 PM
LOCATION: Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street, Regina
COST: $40 (register online – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/337590411007 – or call 306-522-5940)
Ernie Dulanowsky of holophon audio arts will guide you through the process of building and using an electronic bat detector. This workshop is suitable for those without electronics experience.
The cost of the workshop includes all the electronics components required to build a bat detector. The completed bat detector is yours to keep and track bats with!
We advise participants to bring a tupperware or other durable container measuring at least 6.5 by 4.5 inches and approximately 1.25 inches deep to protect your electronic bat detector.
Participants may choose to join the free Bat Sighting Nature Walk following the workshop from 8-10 pm. The walk is led by Mark Brigham, Professor in the department of Biology at the University of Regina. Professor Brigham counts bats among his research interests and will direct participants to observe the nocturnal animals with calls outside the range of human hearing.
This walk is part of Linda Duvall and Jillian McDonald’s community-engaged art project for the Art Gallery of Regina, Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible. The artists invite people to imagine and share stories of the unseen forces that animate the land.
Nature walks direct attention to animals that we may not normally observe, spirits that live on the land and the un-observable slowness of geological change. Their project acknowledges non-Western systems of knowledge and the transformative power of imagination.
All children must be accompanied by an adult who takes responsibility for children’s safety and conduct.
Participants should dress appropriately for this outdoor activity, wear walking shoes and bring water and snacks.
Participants, the artists, and the walk leader will meet 15 minutes before the start time at the Art Gallery of Regina (inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone Street). Walks will proceed throughout the surrounding parklands.
To learn more about free, creative and interactive ways to connect to Messages from the Rocks – Stories of the Invisible, visit visit our project page.