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GreenUp Jamestown Coalition Events Commence February 28th

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018

GreenUp Jamestown Coalition Events Commence February 28th

The GreenUp Jamestown Coalition (GUJC), of which RTPI is a proud partner, announces their first Earth awareness program. Becky Nystrom, JCC biology professor, environmentalist, LEED expert, and recipient of last year’s GUJC Eco-Award, will present “Earth Stewardship/Creation Care: Seeking Nature’s Truths through Science, Philosophy, and Faith.” The program will be held in the undercroft at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 North Main Street, Jamestown, New York, on Wednesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. All GUJC activities are non-sectarian, free, and open to the public. For more information,...

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Advocating for Amphibian Awareness

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018

Advocating for Amphibian Awareness

RTPI’s Conservation Technician, Elyse Henshaw, paid a visit to Houghton College http://www.houghton.edu/ this week to deliver a presentation on the Eastern Hellbender, North America’s largest salamander species. Hellbenders are declining at an alarming rate due in large part to deteriorating habitat quality, but RTPI is working with partners to raise awareness of the plight of these iconic amphibians, and to take measures to conserve remaining populations. Houghton students and faculty also had the opportunity to meet RTPI’s resident hellbenders, Oneka and Tweeg, who came to RTPI from the...

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RTPI Presents the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018

RTPI Presents the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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National Bird Feeding Month

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018

National Bird Feeding Month

February 2nd is Groundhog’s Day – that time of year when those of us living in temperate climates turn our attention to a furry brown marmot awaiting its “prediction” as to whether or not winter weather will persist for another six weeks. But did you know that February is also National Wild Bird Feeding Month? Putting up a bird feeder in your backyard can be an entertaining and educational way to pass the time while winter persists, and it will help keep our feathered friends fed until their spring food resources emerge. Want to know what the most common feeder birds are and how to attract...

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Green-Up Jamestown!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018

Green-Up Jamestown!

The mission of the Green-Up Jamestown Coalition (GUJC) is to unite the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences; business and industry, and community leaders to increase citizen’s love of nature, promote environmental awareness, and create local-to-global sustainability. RTPI works with community partners and sponsors of the GUJC to organize grassroots teaching and learning events modeled after those utilized during the first Earth Day in 1970. In the coming months, a diverse set of events will be offered throughout Jamestown to celebrate our natural assets and to inspire future generations to...

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