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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’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Continues August 2nd

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RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Continues August 2nd

In the spirit of fun, and the opening of the National Comedy Center, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) invites you back to celebrate ‘Art After 5’ from 5:00 – 7:00pm on Thursday, August 2nd.  This event will feature live music on our patio by local musician Landon Gray, beverages catered by Bag and String Wine Merchants, light refreshments, and brief tours of the summer exhibition, “Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy”, all for a $10 donation. “This is a great opportunity for visitors to view our...

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RTPI to Feature Alberto Rey’s “Extinct Birds Project” Exhibition this Fall

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RTPI to Feature Alberto Rey’s “Extinct Birds Project” Exhibition this Fall

RTPI is pleased to present artist Alberto Rey’s Extinct Birds Project exhibition this fall. The new exhibit will be featured at RTPI from August 17th – December 14th and will include 18 original works by the artist. The Project also includes a new book by Rey, along with programming in partnership with RTPI. RTPI invites you to an artist’s reception, gallery talk, and book signing with Alberto Rey on Friday, August 17, from 5:00-7:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. The 208-page, full-color Extinct Birds Project...

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Wild America: Know Your Wild Neighbors

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Wild America: Know Your Wild Neighbors

Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival (July 28 & 29 at Panama Rocks) was created to help strengthen our emotional connection to the natural world and to facilitate understanding and respect for the many fascinating creatures with which we share our planet. At a time when ever fewer people are spending time immersed in nature, it is more important than ever to open our eyes, minds, and hearts to nature, and to address misconceptions and behaviors that too often put our wild neighbors in peril. One of the best ways to do this...

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Go Locavore at the 2018 Wild America Nature Festival!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Go Locavore at the 2018 Wild America Nature Festival!

Go Locavore at the 2018 Wild America Nature Festival!

Fresh strawberries. BBQ chicken. Mushrooms. Sweet corn. Cherries. Burgers. Black raspberries. We could keep on listing the amazing locally farmed and wild edible foods that make our summer delicious, but it would take up more space than we have for this article. Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival at Panama Rocks on July 28 & 29 will celebrate amazing, locally produced and sourced food and highlight the importance of the environment to our food chain. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be a series of...

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RTPI’s Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Take a Walk on Jamestown’s Wild Side

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RTPI’s Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Take a Walk on Jamestown’s Wild Side

RTPI’s Project Wild America (PWA) Youth Ambassadors are a cohort of high school and college students who have been recruited to work alongside RTPI biologists for the summer, exploring, recording, and bragging about the diversity of wildlife that thrives in Jamestown’s urban habitats. In the early 1900s, young Roger Tory Peterson roamed the streets, parks, and surroundings of Jamestown and was so inspired by the birds, moths, wildflowers, and other natural treasures he found, that it became the foundation for his celebrated international...

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Wild America Nature Festival 2018

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Wild America Nature Festival 2018

World famous naturalist and Chautauqua County native, Roger Tory Peterson, is renowned for helping forge the modern environmental movement and knew how to motivate positive change in others. Roger once said “the truth of the matter is, the birds could very well live without us, but many — perhaps all — of us would find life incomplete, indeed almost intolerable without the birds.” Roger understood the deep connection people have with the natural world and knew that this emotional connection was the key to convincing people to take...

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RTPI’s President Delivers Keynote Address at International Herpetological Symposium

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RTPI’s President Delivers Keynote Address at International Herpetological Symposium

Twan Leenders, president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) and a conservation biologist with 25 years of experience working with endangered amphibians and reptiles will be the opening speaker of the 41st annual International Herpetological Symposium (IHS), which is held from June 20-23 at the Houston Zoo in Houston, Texas.  “Some level of environmental awareness is everybody’s responsibility; this symposium will be a great gathering of the minds and we are all committed to finding ways to communicate our...

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WildLife Guards Crew Leader Job Opening

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WildLife Guards Crew Leader Job Opening

Related to RTPI’s work with Audubon Connecticut in the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds is our partnership on the Bridgeport WildLife Guards project: http://rtpi.org/education/wildlife-guards/ RTPI is once again teaming up with Audubon Connecticut to run the 2018 WildLife Guards program, which trains, mentors, and employs 16 local high schools students and four crew leaders who monitor nesting birds and engage visitors, families, and friends about two of Connecticut’s most important beaches and their wildlife. The WildLife...

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RTPI to Host Peterson Field Guide Party on June 6th

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RTPI to Host Peterson Field Guide Party on June 6th

RTPI will host a ‘Peterson Field Guide Party’ on Wednesday, June 6th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Peterson field guides have been best sellers since the first edition of A Field Guide to the Birds was created by Roger Tory Peterson in 1934. RTPI’s current exhibit, “Roger Tory Peterson: The Life, The Work, The Legacy,” features stories about Peterson’s life and work, as well as original paintings, artifacts, memorabilia and personal effects from the Peterson Collection. This educational exhibition teaches visitors about Peterson’s dedication and...

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RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th

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RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th

RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th RTPI invites you to celebrate the warm weather with a series of ‘Art After 5’ adult gatherings from 5- 7 pm on four different evenings throughout the summer: June 14th, July 10th, August 2nd and September 6th. Guests to these events will enjoy live music on our patio, appetizers, wine, and tour of our new exhibition, “Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy”, all for a $10 donation. “We first offered ‘Art After 5’ to the community approximately 10 years ago, and there was such a...

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