Bats need help! One way you can help is to become a Bat Ambassador. Bat Ambassadors are keen individuals who are trained by the BC Community Bat Program to:

  1. Promote bat conservation of our BC bat species.
  2. Correct misconceptions about bats and improve public perceptions of bats.
  3. Increase awareness of the BC Community Bat Program and regional community bat programs and the resources they have available.
  4. Collect valuable data on bats, including bat counts and white-nose syndrome surveillance.
  5. Deliver bat educational programs (e.g. park interpreters, biologists, and naturalists who are interested in science communication and education) with consistent goals and messaging.
  6. Promote Bat-Friendly Communities in BC.

Bat Ambassadors usually work with their regional Community Bat Program. Contact your regional coordinator to discuss becoming a Bat Ambassador for your town or area.

Bat Ambassador Resources

Video Resources

Supplementary Videos available of BC Community Bat Program YouTube Channel:

Citizen Science

Citizen Science:   BC Annual Bat Count

KOOTENAYS - Citizen Science:  How To Use the Bat Count Online Form

Citizen Science:  Dead Bat Collection

Citizen Science:  Guano Collection

Inspiration & Ideas

Inspiration from a Bat Ambassador Georgie West

Inspiration from a Bat Ambassador Joyce DeBoer

Ideas for Beginning Bat Presentations  Juliet Craig

Ideas and Examples for Outreach Joyce DeBoer

Other Opportunities to Get Involved  Georgie West