Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

Observatory Seeks New Board Members


The Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, an independent 501(c)(3) research, conservation, and advocacy organization, is seeking volunteer leaders to join its board of directors. More information about the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory is available at wglbbo.org.

Board members are actively involved in Observatory activities and are expected to attend quarterly board meetings, either virtually or in person; participate in at least one board committee; and make an annual gift to the Observatory at a level that is personally significant and assist in raising funds for the Observatory. Board members serve three-year terms.

Observatory directors are passionate about the environment and conservation, are familiar with conservation issues in the western Great Lakes region and in Wisconsin in particular, and believe strongly in the Observatory’s mission.

 The board is looking to add a variety of skills but is seeking especially candidates who are willing to serve on its Science subcommittee or its Finance and Governance subcommittee; who possess legal, accounting, or scientific expertise; who hail from communities along Lake Michigan and Green Bay; who add to the board’s diversity; who represent and advocate for the youngest members of the natural science field and those who aspire to join it; or who have prior experience serving on a nonprofit board.

To apply:

Complete the application available here and email your resume to . The Nominating Committee is accepting applications until October 22, 2021, and it will conduct orientation sessions and interviews before the full board votes to elect new board members. The Observatory expects to hold elections in January 2022.

The Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory (https://wglbbo.org) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Its mission is to conduct coordinated research, monitoring, and education that advances the conservation of birds and bats in Wisconsin and throughout the western Great Lakes region.