Kristen Lear Ph.D.

Kristen Lear Ph.D.

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Works around the world to protect bats.

Kristen Lear Ph.D.
Kristen Lear Ph.D.

“My interest in bats stemmed from night hikes I took with my troop in elementary school. I got my start in bat conservation through Girl Scouts in 6th grade when I built and put up bat houses for my Silver Award project. Since then bat conservation has been my lifelong passion, and Girl Scouts has provided the opportunity for me to share and pass on my passion to younger generations of kids!”⁠

We're batty for bat conservationist Dr. Kristen Lear, who is an Endangered Species Interventions Specialist at Bat Conservation International! ⁠Kristen is a NatGeo Explorer and was featured in Mission Unstoppable, and is also a proud Girl Scout! ⁠She regularly conducts outreach and educational activities about bats, giving classroom presentations and demonstrations, leading hands-on bat walks and bat house building workshops, and creating K-12 science lesson plans. At Bat Conservation International, she leads the organization's Agave Restoration Initiative to protect endangered pollinating bats in the US Southwest and Mexico. And sometimes she'll wear cool bat wings! Follow her work on Instagram @batsforlife_kristen and Twitter @BatsForLife!

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