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. Co-founder and Executive Director, Rob Mies, has been featured on national television shows, spoken at leading conferences, and written many books on the subject of bats.
In September 2014, OBC launched its national #SavetheBats campaign, which was designed to mobilize millions of Americans to become even more involved in bat conservation. Now, in 2017, our headquarters has moved to an expanded facility located in Pontiac, Michigan!
Executive Director and Founder
Conservation Programming Director
Education Specialist and Program Administrator
Digital Media Manager
Communications and Retail Specialist