Paul Ramey, APR, is Assistant Director in charge of Marketing and Public Relations for the UF Florida Museum of Natural History and a self-proclaimed bat advocate. Since 2013, he has served as the primary public and media contact for the UF Bat Houses, including answering inquiries and speaking to the public about these amazing flying mammals.
Ramey has worked at the Florida Museum since 1999, and he and his team manage the public and media relations, advertising, communications and publicity for the museum’s public programs, permanent and traveling exhibits, and science and research stories.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida, and previously worked as the PR Director for the UF College of Medicine and in the public affairs office of the Anchorage (Alaska) School District. Prior to beginning his public relations career, he worked as a reporter and editor in radio and for newspapers in Florida and Alaska. He is a member of Northwest Baptist Church in Gainesville, where he serves as a Deacon and as a member of the Sound/AV Committee. A Gainesville native, he and his wife Karen have two adult children, Kathryn and Tyler, and live in Gainesville with their dogs, Lilly and Bella.
Talk title and brief description:
Amazing Flying Mammals: Bats at UF and Beyond
Paul Ramey, Florida Museum of Natural History marketing and public relations director, and primary media and public contact for the UF Bat Houses, will present “Amazing Flying Mammals: Bats at UF and Beyond.”
Ramey will provide an overview of the world’s only flying mammal, including photographs, video and interesting facts about these amazing creatures that are more closely related to humans than many people realize! He will also discuss the history of the bat houses on the University of Florida campus and allow time for questions.