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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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Vote for RTPI to host the 2018 NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Workshop!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018

Vote for RTPI to host the 2018 NYSCA/GHHN Creativity Incubator Workshop!

RTPI has entered a competition to be the host site for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)/ Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) Creativity Incubator Workshop in Western New York! In these days of changing demographics, shrinking attendance, tightened budgets, increased competition, and exponential growth of technology & social media, institutions need to keep their exhibitions fresh, their work relevant, and take bold steps to keep up with the times. To address this statewide need, NYSCA and GHHN have created the Creativity Incubator, a 2-year pilot partnership program....

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Roger Tory Peterson Institute; inspired by the world’s best-known bird-watcher.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

Roger Tory Peterson Institute; inspired by the world’s best-known bird-watcher.

Check out this article on the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History from the Buffalo News – It includes a wonderful gallery of photos! Thanks to Mark Mulville for putting this together!

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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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