Biodiversity Live! A global animal encounter with Rob Mies
Biodiversity rules and it’s live in Libary Hall!
Get up-close and personal with animals from around the world. Conservation biologist Rob Mies (a.k.a., Steamboat's favorite "bat guy") returns with a new set of live wild friends. Learn about the largest and smallest animals living on Earth today, and hear about strange and wonderful adaptations animals make within their own environments.
During this free program you will meet a two-toed sloth from South America, a barred owl, an Australian bearded dragon and a striped skunk.
This is a multi-media presentation in honor of International Migratory Bird Day. Learn about the interconnectedness of all life on Earth, and the part humans play in this delicate web...plus there will be an opportunity for close encounters with these exceptional creatures outside their natural habitats.
About Rob Mies
Rob Mies is a TV personality, conservation biologist, bat expert, Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation and author. Mies and his bats have appeared on many television shows including The Tonight Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Martha Stewart - and he is the co-author of the book, Stokes Beginners Guide to Bats. His research includes work with the endangered Indiana Bat of the United States, the endangered Rodrigues Fruit Bat in the Indian Ocean and the threatened Spectacled Flying Fox Bat in Australia.
The mission of the Organization for Bat Conservation is to ncourage people to reconnect with nature and actively participate in protecting bats and other wildlife locally and globally, and improve the quality of public education concerning wildlife, conservation, ecological and environmental concerns.
This program is sponsored by the Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampa Valley Land Trust , Yampatika, the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy's Caprenter Ranch.