Taking Flight Nights: Avalanches!

December 11, 6:00 pm

Categories: Aviary Events

Join us in our new interactive series: Taking Flight Nights: Teen STEAM Cafés at Tracy Aviary!

These events are designed just for teens! Hardworking members of our Teen Advisory Board have invited professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to share their work through engaging hands-on activities and discussions.

The theme for December 11th will be Avalanches! Dave Kikkert of the Utah Avalanche Center will share with us how avalanches form and how they can be predicted. Check out his bio below!

Gates open at 5:45 pm. Food and fun start at 6:00 pm. Please note that these programs are for ages 13-18.

Please register here to make sure we have enough food for you!

For more information on our Teen STEAM Cafés, visit our Taking Flight Nights page!

Dave Kikkert

Dave was born and raised here in Salt Lake City. He went to Utah State University where he got an undergraduate degree in Fisheries and Wildlife and a graduate degree in Ecology. He works as a biologist in the summer. However, he has always had a passion for snow and has spent the last 15 winters learning about and working with avalanches. He is an avalanche forecaster for Park City Powdercats and Heli-ski in the Uinta Mountains, a ski patroller at Brighton Ski Resort, and an educator for the Utah Avalanche Center and the American Avalanche Institute. When he's not working in the snow he's playing in it, skiing either with friends or with his wife and three kids.