What We Do
The Organization for Bat Conservation is dedicated to protecting bats, other wildlife, and the ecosystems they need to survive. We have the largest grass-roots bat conservation education program in the United States, presenting more than 1,500 live shows to over 250,000 people annually. Live animal exhibits are also provided for museums, science centers, wildlife festivals, and more, including the permanent exhibit at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Working with the media is one of the most important ways the Organization for Bat Conservation educates people about key conservation projects. Bat experts give interviews on topics such as bats and rabies, white-nose syndrome, nuisance bats, bat houses, and Bats and Wind Power. Rob Mies, Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation, has appeared on over a dozen national TV shows, including The Tonight Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, and Martha Stewart. These shows have been seen by millions of viewers.