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Address: Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9016 7590
This year Melbourne Microbats research teams will be treated to a complete dusk till dawn experience sleeping overnight inside the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - something usually unavailable for the general public - while also being able to enjoy the Ford Fiesta Moonlight Cinema in the gardens while waiting for the microbats to come out.
Looking for a fun family activity on a Saturday night? Why not sign up for an overnight adventure inside the Royal Botanical Gardens and help uncover the secrets of Melbourne's urban dwelling tiny bats. Children, aged 10-17 are only $59 and adults are $89. All prices include accommodation, breakfast, light refreshments and a contribution to continuing this important research. Family nights are only the Saturday night teams.
This year's field research will focus on the long-term viability of microbats in Melbourne by focusing on female microbats; their breeding behaviours, reproduction, survival rates of babies, birth rates, death rates and roosting locations.
Details on the distribution, abundance and diet of bats will be recorded and later analysed in the laboratory by researchers. This information will be used to establish baseline data on the community composition and critical habitat requirements of insectivorous bats across greater Melbourne and ways to better conserve and sustain their populations.
Content: Earthwatch Institute
Price & booking
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Children ages 10 years and over can join their parents on any Saturday teams
Cancellation and booking policy
Upon booking full payment must be made. 14 days* or more prior to team start date: payments are 100% refundable less AU$30 handling fee. If you transfer to another expedition 100% of your payment will be credited - there will be no handling fee. • less than 14 days* prior to team departure: there are no refunds or transfers, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. The only exception is if you are denied a place on the expedition by Earthwatch or the Principal Investigator. See Right of Refusal below. *If your full expedition contribution is not received by 14 days prior to team departure, Earthwatch reserves the right to cancel your expedition place without further notice. Trip and flight cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Note: Any funds retained due to late cancellation will support expedition field research and will be considered a donation to Earthwatch Australia.
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