SANIBEL, Fla. (February 16, 2021) – The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) weekly Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC continues on Tuesday, February 23 with “Bats & Lubee 101 – Biology, Conservation & Education” by Brian Pope, Director for Lubee Bat Conservancy.

Lubee Bat Conservancy is a non-profit organization that places animal care, conservation, and education as its three core institutional purposes. It is the global leader in fruit bat care, husbandry, and medical management. This presentation will cover the basics of bat biology, species that are found in Florida, and Lubee’s role in global conservation, education, and community engagement.

Virtual Speaker Series programs begin at 4:00pm and are approximately one hour in length. The talks will be presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants so advanced registration is required. Admission per device is $10 plus applicable taxes and fees. To register, please visit or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.

CROW’s 2021 Virtual Speaker Series presented by LCEC features weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For a full schedule of presentations and topics in the series, please visit

About the Speaker:

Brian is from Pittsburgh, PA, and has a BSc in Biology from Penn State University. Brian is a dedicated professional who specializes in non-profit leadership, zoological management, conservation, and education.  He is extremely passionate about his role in the zoological/conservation field and is working to further Lubee’s status as a global leader in bat conservation and education.