RTPI to Host “Illuminating the Dark Side of Nature” Book Club


The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is pleased to announce that it has been selected to host a series of Humanities NY Reading and Discussion programs. Participants will read a selection of books which are connected by the theme “Illuminating the Dark Side of Nature”; each title explores some of the strange and mysterious corners of the natural world – places that many are reluctant to probe. During each of these sessions, participants will gather at RTPI with others from the community to discuss what they’ve read in an informal conversation facilitated by RTPI staff. Books for the following month’s session will be distributed at the end of each discussion.

The first Humanities New York Reading and Discussion session will be held on Friday, February 21 st from 6:30-7:30 pm at which time “Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling Through the Dark” by Barbara Hurd will be discussed. This program is free open to the public, and a limited number of loaner books are now available to sign out at RTPI. Subsequent sessions will be held throughout the spring to explore additional titles. The complete program schedule and book synopses are available on RTPI’s website at https://rtpi.org/rtpi-to-host-illuminating-the-dark-side-of-nature-book- club/. You need not attend all sessions to participate – choose the titles and times that fit your interests and schedule! This offering was sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant. Please contact Melanie Smith at msmith@rtpi.org or 716.665.2473 ext 221 for more information.