Biodiversity Live! A global animal encounter for KIDS with Rob Mies

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Library Hall

Biodiversity rules and it’s live in Libary Hall!

This mid-day program is tailored especially for kids.

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 there will be an opportunity for close encounters with these exceptional creatures outside their natural habitats.

International Migratory Bird Day events schedule

Noon in the Storytime Room at BWML

Bird Day Storytime with Sarah Kostin and special guest Woodsy Owl.

After Storytime, follow Woodsy Owl to the rest of the events in Little Toots Park.

12:30-3 p.m. in Little Toots Park, next to the Library

Bird Olympics

Arts and Crafts: Make a mask, bird mobiles and more

Yampatika’s Pollinator Discovery Box

Birder on Duty: Armed with binocolars and field guides and enthusiastic birders will be on hand to answer all your bird questions.

3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Library Hall

Biodiversity Live with Rob Mies

Rob Meis

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.