Liz Thompson began her life with bats when she was in junior high school.
After years of reading, watching, and buying everything she could relating to bats, a chance request from her mother started her on her career as a public speaker. Since 1996 Liz has been introducing audiences to the fascinating world of bats through her lectures for libraries, schools, garden clubs, scout groups, and professional organizations.
 
As an active member of Bat Conservation International Liz has traveled around the country studying bats in locations including Pennsylvania, Mammoth Caves Kentucky, the Chiricahua Mountains of Arizona, and Lava Beds National Monument in California. In 2003 Liz traveled to Belize to take part in an 8-day workshop to survey Belizean bat populations. While in Belize Liz had an opportunity to capture and handle one of her favorite bats - the common vampire bat.
 
In addition to her public speaking experience, Liz has been working as a professional naturalist for the last fifteen years delivering programming on a variety of topics to groups of all ages and backgrounds. In the fall of 2009 Liz completed her Master's degree in Resource Interpretation through Stephen F. Austin State University.
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