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

Posted by on Apr 13, 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 alongside RTPI conservation and education staff...

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

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018

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 RTPI conservation and education staff...

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Celebrate ‘Salamander Saturday’ on May 5th!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018

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 importance to the ecosystems in which they reside....

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

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018

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 steward of Roger Tory Peterson’s body of work and his...

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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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