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

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018

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 the nuances of scientific exploration and research...

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

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

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 feels the closer you look, the more you see. The...

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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

“For the 14th year, we’re bringing this incredible program to the screen, allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring the world outside,” said Jane Johnson, RTPI’s Director of Exhibits and Special Collections. “For our local screening, we show films that best reflect the interests of our community and the surrounding areas, with themes such as skiing, biking, climbing, kayaking, culture and the environment. This is one of our biggest events of the year, and once you come for the first time you’re going to be hooked!” This is Jamestown’s 14th...

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Join the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count!

In as little as 15 minutes you can help birds by counting the ones you see during February 16–19. Sharing your tally will help scientists track the health of the world’s bird populations. Count as many times as you like, anywhere you like, and send your tallies via the Great Backyard Bird Count website or use the eBird mobile app. It’s as easy as watching your own bird feeder, plus the birds will thank you! Learn more at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ #birdyourworld #yearofthebird

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