Live Bat Programs with Director Rob Mies

Live Bat Programs with Director Rob Mies

Join Rob Mies, T.V. personality, conservation biologist, bat expert, author, and Executive Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, as he speaks about the benefits of bats and other wildlife, the need for conservation, and the methods we can use to protect biodiversity. Animals are presented in a way that will entertain, educate, and engage.

Live Bat Encounter
Hear Rob speak about the benefits of bats, the need for conservation, and what can be done to help these unique mammals. Join him as he invites you to step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their lives, habitats, and nocturnal strategies. Encounter a Big Brown bat from North America and hear its high-pitched echolocation with a “bat detector;” meet fruit bats from Africa and Asia; and come face-to-face with the largest bat in the world, a Malayan Flying Fox! This beautiful bat has a 6-foot wingspan!

Biodiversity and You
Rob speaks about traveling the world to discover the truly unique and sometimes strange life forms that inhabit our planet. Learn about ecosystems, how animals are connected, the risk to biodiversity from human activities, conservation success stories, and things everyone can do to protect wildlife from extinction. Encounter a Flying Squirrel, Striped Skunk, Barred Owl, Bearded Dragon, and a Two-toed Sloth.

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Schools/Libraries: $750 for the first program and $500 for each additional program presented on the same day.

Museums/Zoos/Special Events: $1,000 for the first program and $750 for each additional program presented on the same day.

Travel Expenses: Charges can be spread among multiple locations on the same trip.

Call 1-800-276-7074 or email to book your program or for any additional questions.

Bat Zone

Helping to save and preserve injured and endangered bats and other animals since 2002. Visit us for a tour and an up close view of all of our animals at the Bat Zone located at Cranbrook behind the institute of science.

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Bat Week

An annual, international block of programs and media appearances that celebrates and promotes the conservation of bats and draws the public eye and prompts them to become involved in the effort to preserve bats.

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Live Exhibits

Check out the displays and live exhibits that we offer covering a wide range of information and an awesome look at multiple animals. Learn from our professional educators and see bats from around the entire world.

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