Our mission has always been to educate people about bats and inspire them to become actively involved in conservation. We were founded in 1992 in Michigan with a small team offering live bat programs to schools, nature centers and museums. Founder Rob Mies remains Executive Director of the organization and has been featured on national television shows, has spoken at leading conferences and has written many books on the subject. We began operating the Bat Zone at Cranbrook Institute of Science in 2002. In 2017, our headquarters moved to an expanded and new facility located in Pontiac, Michigan! In September 2014 we launched the national ‘Save the Bats’ campaign to mobilize millions of Americans to become even more involved in bat conservation.
Executive Director and Founder
Conservation Programming Director
Education Specialist and Program Administrator
Communications and Retail Specialist
Board of Directors
Principle, Lumen Consulting
Certified Financial Planner ™ Professional and a Wealth Advisor at LPL Financial (Member FINRA/ SIPC)
Veterinarian, Crossroad Animal Hospital
Executive Director, Organization for Bat Conservation
Retired Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Historic Preservationist & Founder; Boston-Edison Development, Inc.
Our Partnership with Cranbrook
What began as an experiment in 2002 in offering live animals programs at the Cranbrook Institute of Science has grown to become a strong relationship between the Organization for Bat Conservation and the Cranbrook Educational Community.