Science On Tap presents Wings of Wonder: Saving Bats around the World

Dec 19 @ 7:00pm

*Free in the heated Crepe Place garden

7PM

Speaker: Dr. Winifred Frick, Chief Scientist at Bat Conservation International, Associate Research Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz

Abstract: Dr. Winifred Frick is Chief Scientist at Bat Conservation International and an Associate Research Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Frick has studied bats for nearly 20 years and has worked around the world, including places such as Mexico, Rwanda, Guinea, Fiji, and Jamaica to study and protect bat populations. With nearly 1400 species, bats are the second most diverse group of mammals on earth, yet many species are threatened by the forces of global change. Dr. Frick will showcase the fascinating natural history of bats as well as discuss the challenges and opportunities for protecting bats here at home and abroad.