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2016-2021 Action Plan

As part of our ongoing strategic planning efforts, RTPI is excited to release a 5-year action plan describing the mission-driven programming that we are developing in all three of our focal areas: Art, Education and Conservation. This Action Plan outlines how the synergy between these focal areas strengthens the important work that Roger Tory Peterson started, and that RTPI now continues. Like Dr. Peterson, our work transcends political and other boundaries, and RTPI operates at different geographic levels. Our Action Plan 2016-2021 indicates how RTPI intends to expand programming within our main facility in Jamestown (‘at home’), in Western New York and adjacent Pennsylvania (‘our region’), and far beyond (‘the world’). Our objectives include:

  • curating unique new exhibits featuring original art by Roger Tory Peterson and putting these on the road to a venue near you,
  • developing ‘conservation through education’ initiatives in Peterson’s hometown and in Connecticut where young people follow in the footsteps of a young Peterson in his formative years, exploring urban habitats and wildlife,
  • designing hands-on conservation research opportunities that benefit endangered species in the places where we can make the biggest impact, and much more!

We hope that you enjoy reading more about our ongoing efforts to promote the study of natural history and its connection to human health and economic prosperity.

Please see the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History’s 2016-2021 Action Plan below or open the original high resolution PDF version by clicking here. You can also pick up a copy at RTPI or Stratford Point.