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Smithsonian Museum Day Live! RTPI March 12

Posted on Mar 8, 2016

Smithsonian Museum Day Live

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is hosting a showcase of ‘female environmental stewards’ for the Smithsonian Museum Day Live on Saturday, March 12th from 10am to 4pm. Visitors can download free passes to RTPI for that day by creating an account at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/?no-ist

This initiative is focused on girls and women in the fields of Environmental Science and Conservation in celebration of Women’s History Month. We have invited several female environmental science professionals and students to share information and personal experiences with visitors. Please stop in to learn about environmental topics, programs, projects and organizations from professionals and students in the fields of Environmental Science and Conservation. This will be a great chance to engage with people sharing a common passion for the environment, and to discover opportunities to get involved.

Confirmed attendees include…

Amy Fritz – Meteorologist with the National Weather Service (on a 2pm video call).

Elyse Henshaw – Conservation Technician from RTPI

Jessica Pasieka – Representative from Greystone Bat, Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary

Melanie Smith – Coordinator of Environmental Sciences at SUNY Fredonia

Julia Torres  – Senior Environmental Science student at SUNY Fredonia.

Displays and discussions will cover topics including:

World renowned female figures in the fields of environmental science and conservation.

Weather forecasting and hurricane modeling under the influence of climate change.

Local conservation initiatives and environmental research projects.

Environmental Science Programs at SUNY Fredonia and JCC.

During your visit to RTPI, you can also view rarely seen, original works by Roger Tory Peterson that are currently on display, see the newly opened photographic exhibit, WATER BABIES by William Burt, browse the updated selection of items in our Nature Store, and enjoy free refreshments!

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson, the American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.