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Reflections from Our CEO

Posted on Aug 25, 2020

Reflections from Our CEO

August, 2020 Dear Friends, Sanctuary. That’s a word we’ve heard a lot since we reopened the museum last month. Sanctuary is a place where you feel safe. You feel rejuvenated. Inspired. That’s what we offer at Roger Tory Peterson Institute. Our 27-acre nature preserve is a forested refuge filled with birdsong. Our pollinator meadow is abuzz with bees. Our wildflower gardens are bejeweled with butterflies. Our museum is a rustic temple made of wood and stone. As soon as you step inside, the vaulted ceiling lifts the spirit and fills you with awe and wonder. One of our visitors exclaimed there...

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Thank You from Our CEO

Posted on Jul 6, 2020

Thank You from Our CEO

July, 2020 Dear Friends, First of all – thank you. Thank you to all who responded so generously to our spring appeal. This was my first big fundraiser for RTPI, one that provided a particularly up close and personal introduction to our friends and supporters. Officially, my title is Chief Executive Officer. Since my arrival in mid-March, however, it’s been more like Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. With the museum closed to the public and all staff – except me – working from home, I’ve been holding down the fort largely on my own. So, in addition to doing CEO stuff – managing finances, putting...

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An Appeal from Our CEO

Posted on May 15, 2020

An Appeal from Our CEO

May 2020 Dear Friends, This is my first Spring Appeal for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute and I couldn’t be more excited. Nor more concerned. Yet hopeful. I imagine many of us are feeling a mix of emotions as we strive to navigate the uncertainties of the Covid crisis. Our museum has been closed since mid-March. All events and programs have been cancelled well into the summer, usually our busiest, most important time of the year. The sad fact is, many organizations aren’t going to survive. My hope lies in you. With your help, we will survive. With your help, we will emerge from this...

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Help Wanted: Great Backyard Bird Count

Posted on Feb 4, 2020

Help Wanted: Great Backyard Bird Count

Over President’s Day weekend (Friday, February 14 thru Monday, February 17, 2020), bird enthusiasts of all ages and abilities throughout the world are urged to count birds in their backyards or local parks as part of the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. It doesn’t cost money. You can do it “bare-handed” just by watching out your kitchen window. It’s fun and educational. And it really helps contribute valuable information to bird conservation. The Falconer Public Library will host a free indoor introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count on Wednesday, 02/12 from 5:30 – 6:00 PM....

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Special Guy Coheleach Artwork Offer Ends February 14th!

Posted on Jan 31, 2020

Special Guy Coheleach Artwork Offer Ends February 14th!

RTPI has been pleased to feature the artwork of Guy Coheleach in our galleries since October 11, 2020. The exhibition was scheduled to close on January 19, 2020, but Mr. Coheleach, a long-time friend of the Institute and Roger Tory Peterson himself, has decided to offer a generous opportunity for friends of RTPI. Until February 14th, all available paintings will be offered at 50% off the original listed gallery price. To view or purchase available artwork, please visit our galleries Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm, or by appointment, or click here. For more information about available works, please...

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Allegheny Outfitters to Host Free Hemlock Tree Conservation Programs

Posted on Jan 30, 2020

Allegheny Outfitters to Host Free Hemlock Tree Conservation Programs

Want to show your love for our local forests? During the week of Valentine’s Day, partners of the High Allegheny Hemlock Conservation Partnership and Allegheny Forest Health Collaborative will join Allegheny Outfitters in Warren, PA for two events focusing on the invasive pest known as Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) which is threatening our native Eastern Hemlock Trees. On Thursday February 13th, this collaborative will lead a training session at Allegheny Outfitters from 6-7:30pm. And on Saturday, February 15th conservation staff from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will join Allegheny...

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