National Summer Learning Week

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About National Summer Learning Week (July 8-13, 2019)
Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Week elevates the importance of keeping all kids learning, healthy and safe every summer—ensuring they thrive in the school year ahead. During this week, the country will unite in efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of libraries, museums, and many other partner organizations to lift our voices that summers matter. Join us in shaping smarter summers, brighter futures by showcasing how quality summer enrichment opportunities can stem summer learning loss and change the lives of millions of young people.


Tracy Aviary Special Events

Monday, July 8: Kick-Off Day

  • Pop-Up Nature Play: Sharing Stories
    • Use loose parts and natural materials to tell and illustrate stories
    • 12:30-1:30pm, Tracy Aviary
    • Free with admission
  • Children's Hour with The Leonardo
    • STEM activities and make-and-take crafts for all ages
    • 4:30-6:00pm, Tracy Aviary
    • Free with admission

Tuesday, July 9: Discovery Day

Wednesday, July 10: Masterpiece Day

  • TAILS Cart: Nature Play
    • 9:00-11:00am, Tracy Aviary Entrance Plaza
    • No admission required
  • TAILS Cart: Artistry of Native BIrds
    • 10:00am-12:00pm, Tracy Aviary Bird Feeder Cafe
    • No admission required
  • TAILS Cart: Natural Art
    • 12:30-2:30pm, Tracy Aviary Entrance Plaza
    • No admission required
  • Nature in the City: Art in the Park

Thursday, July 11: Future Leaders Day

  • Special Tour: Hidden Heroes of the Aviary
    • 10:00-11:00am, Pelican Pond
    • Free with admission

Friday, July 12: Bookworm Day

  • Free admission for up to 4 people when you show your Horizon EBT SNAP card in the Visitors Center!
  • Nature in the City: Book and Boots
  • KUED Free Children's Book Giveaway
    • More information coming soon!

Saturday, July 13: Winning at Wellness Day

  • Children's Hour: Bird Olympics
    • 3:00-4:30pm, Tracy Aviary
    • Free with admission
  • Nature in the City Campfire Stories: Nutrition and Wellness Edition

Posting photos from our events? Be sure to tag Tracy Aviary and use the hashtag #SmarterSummers!