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RTPI to Host Bird-Skinning Demonstration/Workshop 10/20/18

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018

RTPI to Host Bird-Skinning Demonstration/Workshop 10/20/18

The bird specimens so artfully depicted in Alberto Rey’s ‘The Extinct Bird Project’ exhibition, now on view at RTPI, are stunning studies of lifeless creatures that will never again be seen in the wild. Some of the birds represented in Rey’s paintings have been dead for over a century, but their preserved bodies are still available for researchers – and artists – to study in the country’s natural history museums, including the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI). These so-called ‘study skins’ are not taxidermy mounts, prepared with their aesthetic value in mind, but...

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RTPI Hosts Social Meetup at the Buffalo Zoo August 20th to Explore Boomerang Island, A Special Exhibit Showcasing the Birds of Australia

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018

RTPI Hosts Social Meetup at the Buffalo Zoo August 20th to Explore Boomerang Island,  A Special Exhibit Showcasing the Birds of Australia

Roger Tory Peterson, one of America’s foremost artists, naturalists and ornithologists, and creator of the Peterson Field Guide series, was one of the first to make the world of birds accessible to everyone. In keeping with Peterson’s legacy, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute invites you for a field trip to the Buffalo Zoo on August 20th to experience Boomerang Island, an interactive exhibit comprised of over 300 birds representing a variety of species native to the Australian Outback. This temporary summer exhibition features a colorful cast including Budgies, Cockatiels, Princess of Wales...

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

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018

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 exhibition while enjoying music and refreshments in...

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

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018

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 career. Now, a century later, our Youth Ambassadors...

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Wild America Nature Festival 2018

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018

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 steps to protect the environment. Roger Tory...

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