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Bats – Unsung Heroes of the Night Skies
August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join the Coastal Prairie Chapter on Zoom to learn about the amazing diversity found in the bat population of the Houston area as well as in Texas. Deandra Ramsey will cover the basics of bat biology, delve into the mythology surrounding bats, and discuss how important these animals are to our ecosystems and our way of life.
DeAndra Ramsey has always had a passion for saving animals. She attended Texas A&M University where she obtained her B.S in Biomedical Science. She has always had a deep love of all animals, however during her time at Texas A&M, she gained the opportunity to work extensively with a captive colony of pallid bats as a research assistant. And the rest, as they say, is history and her love affair with bats began!
DeAndra has worked in the conservation community for over 15 years. She began her career at the Houston Zoo in 2010 and has been involved in many conservation initiatives ranging from pollinator conservation to habitat restoration. She was awarded the title of Conservation Champion due to her work with the Texas Bat Monitoring project she leads at the Houston Zoo along with facilitating the partnership between the Houston Zoo and Bat Conservation International. As a member of the Houston Bat Team, she is responsible for public outreach and education surrounding Houston area bats. DeAndra also works with Buffalo Bayou partnership to further conservation education efforts in relation to the amazing urban wildlife we have right here in Houston.