Nature in the City

This summer FREE outdoor explorations are coming to a library near you. Bring your family and friends to experience the outdoors while getting your hands dirty making eco-art, enjoying story time out in the fresh air, meeting tiny creatures on ant hikes, and more.

Tracy Aviary’s Nature in the City program was created in partnership with Salt Lake City to provide city residents with fun, educational activities to get kids outdoors and encourage exploration of nature all around us, especially in our own city.

Who Can Attend?

Nature in the City programs are designed for families of all ages. Our educators can adapt most programs to fit the needs and development levels of participants.

Adults should plan on attending programs with children; drop off of children is not permitted.

Attending a Program

Programs are FREE and run around one hour. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Use the links below to register and see Program Descriptions for more details!

Summer 2022 Schedule

June 1, 2022: Hunter Library (Sensing the Seasons) REGISTER
4740 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT 84120

June 8, 2022: Magna Library (Details Detective) REGISTER
2675 South 8950 West, Magna, UT 84044

June 22, 2022: West Valley Library (Painting a Soundscape) REGISTER
2880 West 3650 South, West Valley City, UT 84119

July 6, 2022: Taylorsville Library (Insect Safari) REGISTER
4870 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, UT 84129

August 3, 2022: Kearns Library (Eco Art) REGISTER
4275 W 5345 S, Kearns, UT 84118

Program Descriptions

Sensing the Seasons: Our senses can lead us to amazing discoveries! Come along to experience how our senses enhance our exploration and join us in a round of Nature Show & Tell!

Details Detective: Nature holds so much to be discovered, if you only take note of the details!  Become a details detective with us and represent your discoveries and experiences in your very own nature journal.

Painting a Soundscape: How much do we use our sense of sound to understand the world around us? Come discover new ways to interpret our surroundings and sharpen our listening skills!

Insect Safari: Get to know the little critters all around us! Join us on a hunt for local insects and learn the important roles these creatures play in habitats.

Eco-Art: Get creative in nature! Become an artist of the elements by turning natural materials into beautiful works of art.

Winner of the 2017 Utah Environmental Education Program of the Year

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