Become a Bat Ambassador
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:
- Promote bat conservation of our BC bat species.
- Correct misconceptions about bats and improve public perceptions of bats.
- Increase awareness of the BC Community Bat Program and regional community bat programs and the resources they have available.
- Collect valuable data on bats, including bat counts and white-nose syndrome surveillance.
- Deliver bat educational programs (e.g. park interpreters, biologists, and naturalists who are interested in science communication and education) with consistent goals and messaging.
- 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
- Learn about Bat Ambassadors – Bat Ambassador Handbook [PDF | 4.5 Mb]
- Learn MORE about Bat Ambassadors – Download Become a Bat Ambassador [Powerpoint presentation with voiceover | 60.9 Mb]
- Learn about bats and use this presentation for outreach – Out of the Darkness Powerpoint [Powerpoint presentation | 42.1 Mb]
- Learn MORE about bats – Bats 101: All About Bats [PDF | 1.4 Mb]
- Information for when discussing rabies with the public [PDF | 109 kb]
- BC Nature Kids
- Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
- White-nose Syndrome
Presentations and Outreach
Bats in Buildings
- Recent advances in effective bat mitigation [Johnston. D. 2018, CDFW Lecture Series (2 h)]
- The Goldilocks Approach: use of bat boxes in a changing landscape and climate [Lausen, C. 2020, 2020 Bat Matters Conference. (15 min)]
- Building a 4-chamber nursery bat box [Nature Alberta. 2021, Urban Nature Initiative]
Supplementary Videos available of BC Community Bat Program YouTube Channel: