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Evening in the Garden: Bats of the Bronx Talk and Walk
Meet at Wave Hill House
$50. Wave Hill Members save 10%Register
Join our all-star lineup of experts for a peek at the secret life of bats that live in and migrate through the Bronx. Begin with an indoor presentation on the diversity of urban bats and their importance to our ecosystem, then venture out onto the grounds to search for these nocturnal creatures at Wave Hill using an echo-locator. Bat Conservationist Danielle Gustafson and Bradley Klein of the New York City Bat Group lead this special, after-hours program. Don’t forget your flashlight! Adults and children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Evening in the Gardens event.
Program fee includes admission to the grounds and the performance at the Aquatic Garden at 7:15PM. Visit the Evening in the Gardens event page for additional ticketing options. Rain date: Aug 18.
Registration required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. Space is limited;
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Walks follow a route along mixed-material pathways with varying elevations.
Trained as a visual artist, Danielle Gustafson launched the New York Stock Exchange’s first website and then grew their digital footprint through 2009, before expanding her scope to start-ups, banking and not-for-profits. While serving as a digital-strategy executive in financial services, she also (literally) moonlighted as cofounder of the NYC Bat Group in 2004. In addition to being the first Executive Director for the EMS FDNY Help Fund which provides assistance to NYC first Responders in need, she now advocates for broader awareness and study of bats, and believes that the smartphone, in the hands of the citizen scientist, may be the most important conservation tool of the 21st century. Danielle is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, and has an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American‘s Independent Study Program, studied e-business strategy at MIT Sloan School of Management and is a Resident at TED. She has been on the Board of Bat Conservation International since 2013 and is currently their Treasurer. She also serves on the Board of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Brad Klein is Morning Edition Host/Reporter at WLVR News in the Pocono Mountains. Aside from being an award-winning journalist and producer, Brad is an avid naturalist. And he is a co-founder of the New York City Bat Group. He leads popular nature programs for Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and American Museum of Natural History.