Profs & Pints: Where Bats Are At
Profs and Pints presents: Where Bats Are At, with Lindsay Rohrbaugh, former instructor at Eastern Kentucky University, guest lecturer at the University of Maryland, and wildlife biologist for D.C.'s Department of Energy and Environment.
With Halloween season upon us, you are likely to see bats everywhere. If you look up at night, you might even see one flying above you. Come learn how to regard them with fascination rather than fear by being on hand as an expert on Washington's bats takes the Profs and Pints stage to deliver a special encore of a talk she gave in May.
With more than 1,300 species across the globe, this diverse group of animals accounts for about one in five living mammal species. While some, like the agave-pollinating lesser long-nose bat, dine on nectar, others dine on fruit, insects, fish, blood, or even other bats.
While Batman looks after Gotham, wildlife biologist Lindsay Rohrbaugh looks after the bats of the District of Columbia, working to study and protect them while most of the rest of us sleep. She'll tell you about the bat species of D.C. and the significant work being done on their behalf. She will also talk about the impacts a deadly fungus has had on our bats and how you can get more involved in learning about your local bats to help conserve them.
You might think you're badass, but are you chase-bats-around-in-the-night badass? No, didn't think so. Come learn from someone who is. The speaker is donating her proceeds from the talk to the Save Lucy Campaign and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, save $2 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors and talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself adequate time to get seated and settled in.)
The Bier Baron Tavern (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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