Gerri Griswold is Director of Administration and Development at The White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, Connecticut. She is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the United States Department of Agriculture to keep and exhibit non-releasable bats and more recently, Porcupines, for educational purposes.
She has handled bats for twenty-two years as a wildlife rehabilitator and educator.
They work as a team and to quote Ms. Griswold “They are little people to me.”
Over the years Griswold and her bats have delivered hundreds of programs: to Libraries, Schools, Scout troops and organizations such as the National Park Service and the Yale Peabody Museum. They have appeared on the cover of The Weekly Reader. A segment about bats was produced for “The Late Show” with David Letterman. In June 2010, Griswold was featured in “Seasons of Connecticut” by Diane Smith, published by Globe Pequot Press.
Among her other talents, Gerri, has served as the morning voice of traffic on WTIC AM WZBG FM and WZMX FM. Also, in 2010 Gerri launched a travel company, Krummi Travel LLC, which takes small groups of extraordinary adults on extraordinary trips to Iceland.