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Please Support Us

Your donation — whether its $10 or $1,000 — directly supports public educational programs, exhibits, collections, and research. The work of PRI and our two public educational venues, the Museum of the Earth and Cayuga Nature Center is made possible in large part by the gifts of private donors. Grants and other institutional support help fund many of our projects, but it is our members and donors who literally help us to keep the lights on. For that, we are deeply grateful. Your donation will directly impact our ability to provide:

Nature Center Camp Scholarships

In 2014, more than 20 kids were able to attend camp because of donors like you.

Community Accessibility Program

Education should be accessible to everyone, regardless of resources or special needs. Your donations help us to provide the community with Winter Free Days, Community Day, and Agency Memberships, as well as much more.

Student Research Scholarships

PRI staff mentor and supervise both graduate and undergraduate students working on paleontological research. Our undergraduates come from Cornell University and a variety of other institutions and our current graduate students are PhD. students at Cornell University. PRI offers two student research awards annually and your support will enable us to continue providing this important program.

Kids Discover the Trail!

Both the Museum and the Cayuga Nature Center are part of Kids Discover the Trail!, a curriculum-based field trip program that takes school children to eight cultural sites. Please consider making a donation to help this important program!

We couldn't do these things without your generous support.

If you would like information about other ways to support us, including making a gift of stock or including us in your estate plans, please contact our Development Department at or 607-273-6623 x11. Thank you!

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