This Canadian public charity has a two part mandate based on the life and works of Robert Bateman.
1. Challenge the public and society’s leaders to a new dialogue about our relationship with nature through strategic partnerships, research, collaboration and public education.
2. Assume custodianship of the intellectual property, collections and archives of Robert Bateman and other artists of nature, in perpetuity; and, to use every means possible to make the artworks and stories available to the public for education and inspiration.
Robert Bateman is already aligned with child-in-nature philosophies. He is associated in the public mind with pro-nature education by his work, writings and public speaking. He is widely regarded by the national and international conservation community as a “hero” because of his lifelong support and clearly articulated perspective. He is a natural and gregarious teacher and his artwork is vastly instructive. Finally, Robert Bateman is perceived by many to be one of the voices of reason and hope for healthy, rejuvenated and creative engagement with the natural world.
- Directors of the Bateman Foundation
- Robert Bateman (Honorary Chair Emeritus)
- John Bateman (Chair)
- Chris Bateman
- Dilhari Fernando
- Michael Greene
- Jonathan Jia (Interim Treasurer)
- Dorion Ann Kingsmill
- Lisa Makar (Secretary)
- David Schneider (Vice-Chair)
- Clark Svrcek
- Nancy Wilkin
- Directors of the Robert Bateman Foundation of America
- Ian Yolles (Chairman)
- Paul J. Crecca (Treasurer)
- Elizath MacMahon