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.
Please note: In response to CDC guidance regarding avoidance of large public gatherings, we have postponed or canceled all bat walk events at this time. We will continue to do all we can to respond to expert public health guidance and take the actions necessary to keep our staff and supporters safe and healthy. Please check back for updates.
Learn more about our program.