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Giving Tuesday 2017

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday is Today! – Your Gift Will be Matched
All donations made to the Giving Tuesday campaign will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, by our generous challenge match donors.

When you donate to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, you are helping to provide training and opportunities for high school and college students in the field of natural history study and research through our Conservation & Education Programs, funding stewardship of the Roger Tory Peterson Archives & Collections, and helping RTPI educate about the natural world in our own back yards and how we can preserve and protect it.

Conservation & Education Programs

We are hard at work on conservation, education and research efforts in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, conducting surveys for at-risk or imperiled species like the Piping Plover (Charadrius Melodus), gathering information on indicator species, creating management plans for important sites, monitoring federally and state-listed birds and turtles, surveying for unrecorded odonates and lepidoptera, discovering rare plants, finding wintering raptors, and creating novel initiatives with local organizations, regional businesses, SUNY students and citizen scientists to create a better knowledge and appreciation of the natural world and the vast resources our environment has to offer.

Every Gift Makes a Difference

$50 will buy a month’s food for our captive Hellbenders
$100 will purchase two turtle traps or one bird net to study at-risk species
$250 will fund a biological survey
$500 will help fund a student summer internship
$1,000 will equip a bird banding station
$2,500 will send a student on a bird banding expedition in Costa Rica

Archives & Collections
Art – Correspondence – Film – Libraries – Study Skins

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is the only official institutional steward of the life works of Roger Tory Peterson. RTPI is the place to find his art, correspondence, film, libraries, study skins, and so much more. We are the sole authorized holder of these works. Click photo for more detailed information on what we have at present. We regularly receive new pieces to add to the collection.


Your Gift Has Real Impact

$50 will purchase archival storage supplies
$100 will pay for a school field trip to RTPI
$250 will frame a never before seen piece of Peterson artwork
$500 will purchase materials to preserve historic letters and papers
$1,000 will help fund the Roger Tory Peterson Traveling Exhibit
$2,500 will help bring the Roger Tory
Peterson Permanent Exhibit to life

As the holiday season begins, please remember that the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is doing good work all year, and you are what keeps us going. As the steward of Roger Tory Peterson’s legacy, RTPI connects people with nature through Art, Education and Conservation. Your gift supports our mission to educate and keep Roger Tory Peterson’s legacy alive.

Donate today and lock in your matching gift.

Your gift will also count toward our goal of raising $120,000 for the 2017 Peterson Annual Fund by December 31, 2017. Help us reach our Giving Tuesday match and our overall goal by making your gift now!

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For more information or for questions or comments, please contact me, Linda Pierce, Roger Tory Peterson Institute Director of Development at 716-665-2473 x226 or email: lpierce AT rtpi.org

Thank you,
Linda Pierce
Director of Development