web analytics

Posts Tagged "summer"

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

RTPI’s President Delivers Keynote Address at International Herpetological Symposium

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018

RTPI’s President Delivers Keynote Address at International Herpetological Symposium

Twan Leenders, president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) and a conservation biologist with 25 years of experience working with endangered amphibians and reptiles will be the opening speaker of the 41st annual International Herpetological Symposium (IHS), which is held from June 20-23 at the Houston Zoo in Houston, Texas.  “Some level of environmental awareness is everybody’s responsibility; this symposium will be a great gathering of the minds and we are all committed to finding ways to communicate our collective knowledge to other scientists, naturalists, and...

Read More

RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th

Posted by on May 18, 2018

RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th

RTPI’s ‘Art After 5’ Series Begins June 14th RTPI invites you to celebrate the warm weather with a series of ‘Art After 5’ adult gatherings from 5- 7 pm on four different evenings throughout the summer: June 14th, July 10th, August 2nd and September 6th. Guests to these events will enjoy live music on our patio, appetizers, wine, and tour of our new exhibition, “Roger Tory Peterson; The Life, The Work, The Legacy”, all for a $10 donation. “We first offered ‘Art After 5’ to the community approximately 10 years ago, and there was such a positive response to those events that we wanted to bring...

Read More

ROGER TORY PETERSON’S WILD AMERICA NATURE FESTIVAL AT PANAMA ROCKS JULY 28 & 29

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018

ROGER TORY PETERSON’S WILD AMERICA NATURE FESTIVAL AT PANAMA ROCKS JULY 28 & 29

Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival is returning for its second year on July 28 & 29. Headlining the event are Roger Tory Peterson’s son, Lee Peterson, nationally best-selling author Jennifer Ackerman, and famous animal expert Jeff Musial (with his animals). Lee Peterson, the younger of two sons of Roger Tory Peterson, has worked in the world of natural history his entire life and is the author/illustrator of A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America. As a gastronomic botanist, he has lectured throughout the United States and Canada and, as a...

Read More