web analytics

Blog

Our blog features constant updates on a variety of subjects relating to education, conservation, exhibits, special events, and much more. You can expect to read about art, birds and birding, weather, dragonflies and damselflies, reptiles and amphibians, literature and media, fascinating stories, plants and trees, butterflies and moths, climate change, agriculture, and of course, Roger Tory Peterson.

RTPI Hiring “Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors” for Summer 2018

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on RTPI Hiring “Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors” for Summer 2018

RTPI Hiring “Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors” for Summer 2018

  As part of its ongoing efforts to better understand the natural history of our region and promote environmental literacy and stewardship, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is excited to carry out its Project Wild America (PWA) Youth Ambassador program in Jamestown NY for a fourth year. As part of this program, RTPI is recruiting interested area high school students as youth ambassadors and college students as ambassador leaders to represent Project Wild America in the Greater Jamestown area. These students will work...

read more

RTPI is Recruiting Crew Leaders for the Summer 2018 Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on RTPI is Recruiting Crew Leaders for the Summer 2018 Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program

RTPI is Recruiting Crew Leaders for the Summer 2018 Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program

As part of its ongoing efforts to better understand the natural history of our region and promote environmental literacy and stewardship, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is excited to offer its Project Wild America (PWA) Youth Ambassador program in Jamestown NY for a fourth year. As part of this program, RTPI is recruiting interested area high school students as youth ambassadors and college students as ambassador leaders to represent Project Wild America in the Greater Jamestown area. These students will work alongside...

read more

Celebrate ‘Salamander Saturday’ on May 5th!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Celebrate ‘Salamander Saturday’ on May 5th!

Celebrate ‘Salamander Saturday’ on May 5th!

Seven-hundred unique species; ranging in size from 1 inch to 6 feet long; residing on 5 out of the world’s 7 continents; filling important niches while rarely being seen… These are salamanders! RTPI will host a special “Salamander Saturday” event on May 5th from 10am-2pm. This celebration of all things slimy, inspired by the annual international Salamander Saturday event initiated by the Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders, is aimed at raising awareness of our local and regional salamanders, their habitats, and their...

read more

Vote for RTPI to host the 2018 NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Workshop!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Vote for RTPI to host the 2018 NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Workshop!

Vote for RTPI to host the 2018 NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Workshop!

RTPI has entered a competition to be the host site for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)/ Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) Creativity Incubator Workshop in Western New York! In these days of changing demographics, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth of technology & social media, institutions need to keep their exhibitions fresh, their work relevant, and take bold steps to keep up with the times. To address this statewide need, NYSCA and GHHN have created the Creativity...

read more

Roger Tory Peterson Institute; inspired by the world’s best-known bird-watcher.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Blog, Media | Comments Off on Roger Tory Peterson Institute; inspired by the world’s best-known bird-watcher.

Roger Tory Peterson Institute; inspired by the world’s best-known bird-watcher.

Check out this article on the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History from the Buffalo News – It includes a wonderful gallery of photos! Thanks to Mark Mulville for putting this together!

read more

Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy

Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy

In the early 1900s, Jamestown, New York’s urban nature inspired young Roger Tory Peterson to pursue his celebrated career as a naturalist, nature artist and influential educator. Peterson brought the study of natural history to the people, in a time when this was the realm of academia only. Through his field guides he opened the eyes of millions of everyday people to the beauty and intrinsic value of nature that exists in our backyards. The Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI) of Natural History is the only official institutional...

read more

Chris Linder presents “Adelie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw”.

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Chris Linder presents “Adelie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw”.

Chris Linder presents “Adelie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw”.

Chris Linder will present “Adelie Penguins of the Antarctic” and “The Big Thaw” on Wednesday, March 21st at 7p.m. in Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theater in Jamestown, NY. Linder, photographer, filmmaker, and visual storyteller, holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanography Institution. Linder’s education provides the unique skills and insights to record...

read more

Nature’s Birds, Bats, and Pollinators: Images by Sandra Rothenberg

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Nature’s Birds, Bats, and Pollinators: Images by Sandra Rothenberg

Nature’s Birds, Bats, and Pollinators:  Images by Sandra Rothenberg

Coinciding with the event “Loving Birds, Bats, and Pollinators: Why are They so Important to the Ecosystem?”, RTPI will present works by Sandra Rothenberg beginning March 16th. Sandra Rothenberg, PhD (Warren, PA) is a former psychotherapist who currently devotes her time to nature photography and teaching yoga. Just as psychology reveals the hidden aspects of the psyche and the unconscious, Sandra believes photography reveals the details of nature that might otherwise be missed. She particularly enjoys bat, bird, and macro photography. Sandra...

read more

GreenUp Jamestown Coalition Events Commence February 28th

Posted by on Feb 10, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on GreenUp Jamestown Coalition Events Commence February 28th

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,...

read more

Advocating for Amphibian Awareness

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Advocating for Amphibian Awareness

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...

read more