Andrew Foulk

Join us for a new kind of nature experience.

Sunset is just the beginning. Join us for a Bat Walk, an interactive experience in local communities nationwide.

Bats in the backyard

Our Bat Walks Program provides interactive and in-person bat experiences in local communities nationwide to inspire people to conserve bats. We are developing a network of volunteers, “BCI Bat Ambassadors,” to lead nature walks where they identify local bat species using technology and provide educational information about the importance of bats and threats to their survival.

  • The Bat Walks Program is currently active in select areas of the United States with the goal of expanding throughout and internationally.
  • We collaborate with partner organizations, such as local zoos and nature centers, to conduct training sessions on how to conduct bat walks as part of their already well-established nature programming.
  • Some bat walks will coincide with our endangered species recovery efforts. For example, our Miami-based Bat Ambassadors are reporting endangered Florida Bonneted Bat detections to help us find new roosts.

Learn more about our program.

Find a Bat Walk Near You

This interactive map features partner organizations that have participated in our Bat Walk training program. Visit their websites to learn more about upcoming bat walks.

Host Partners

Partner organizations offering Bat Walks:


  • Borderlands Restoration Network
  • Kartchner Caverns State Park
  • Maricopa County Master Naturalists
  • Pima County Master Naturalists


CALIFORNIA (southern)

  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • High Tech High – Chula Vista
  • High Tech High – Main Campus
  • Living Coast Discovery Center
  • Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
  • Mission Trails Regional Park – City of San Diego
  • Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
  • Nature Collective
  • San Deigo Audubon Society
  • San Diego Canyonlands
  • San Diego Human Society/Project Wildlife
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • San Diego Museum of Natural History
  • San Diego National Wildlife Refuge
  • San Diego Native Plant Society
  • San Diego River Park Foundation
  • San Diego Unified School District – Garfield High School
  • San Diego Unified School District – Mount Everest Academy
  • Tijuana National Estuarine Research Reserve

CALIFORNIA (northern)

  • Saved by Nature
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District


  • Audubon Rockies
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Powerhouse Science Center
  • Southern Ute Wildlife Division
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
  • Weminuche Audubon



  • Deering Estate at Cutler
  • Everglades National Park
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
  • Florida Power and Light
  • Miami-Dade County Nature Centers and EcoAdventures
  • Miami-Dade County Schools BioTech
  • Patch of Heaven Sanctuary
  • Tropical Audubon
  • Zoo Miami



  • Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Baltimore County Conflict Resolution Center
  • Baltimore Public Schools
  • Maryland DNR – Wildlife and Heritage Service
  • Patapsco Valley State Park
  • Rocks State Park
  • Watkins Nature Center
  • William S. Schmidt Center
  • Williamsport High School
  • Winters Wild World LLC



  • Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center



  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
  • Indian Creek Nature Center
  • Minna Anthony Common Nature Center
  • Nature Up North
  • Nicandri Nature Center
  • Riveredge Environmental Inc.
  • Lawrence County Environmental Management Council
  • Lawrence County Soil and Water District
  • The Wild Center



  • Metro Regional Government
  • Portland Audubon
  • Rose City Astronomers



  • (USFS) Mount Hood Ranger Station
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center
  • Austin Families in Nature
  • Austin Nature and Science Center
  • Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
  • Bastrop and Buescher State Parks
  • Bastrop State Park
  • Boys & Girls Club of El Paso
  • Bracken Volunteer
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Capital Area Master Naturalists
  • Center for Environmental Resource Management, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Cibolo Nature Center
  • City of Austin Park Rangers
  • City of Austin Park Rangers
  • City of Austin Watershed Protection Dept
  • City of Austin Wildlands Conservation Division
  • City of Dripping Springs
  • City of San Antonio; Parks and Recreation Deptartment
  • CoEx
  • Colorado Bend State Park
  • Dallas Arboretum
  • Dallas Zoo
  • El Paso Audubon
  • El Paso Zoo
  • Enchanted Rock SP
  • Frank Buck Zoo
  • Garner State Park
  • Goodwater Master Naturalists
  • Guadalupe River State Park
  • Harris County Precinct 4
  • Hays County Master Naturalists
  • Hill Country Master Naturalists
  • Hill Country State Natural Area
  • Houston Area Bat Team
  • Houston Parks and Recreation Department
  • Houston Zoo
  • John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Keystone Heritage Park
  • Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
  • Lindheimer Chapter of the Master Naturalists
  • Lost Maples State Natural Area
  • McKinney Falls SP/TPWD
  • Meadows Center in San Marcos
  • Nature Discovery Center
  • North Texas Master Naturalists
  • River Legacy
  • Riverside Nature Center
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • San Marcos Discovery Center
  • Shield Ranch/El Ranchito
  • Texas Discovery Gardens
  • Texas Master Naturalist / Trans-Pecos Chapter
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department – Franklin Mountains SP
  • Texas Tech Outdoor School
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • TPWD
  • Trans Pecos Audubon
  • Travis County Balcones Canyonlands Preserve
  • Travis County Parks
  • Wild Basin
  • Wildflower Center


  • University of Wyoming – Biodiversity Institute