Virtual Aviary: Learn With Us!

It’s easy to keep your family engaged with learning and nature with Tracy Aviary’s virtual educational programing! Discover tutorials, outreach programs, activities, fun facts, and more with our amazing educators and bird care staff.

Matiltda Storytime: Reading for Moonlight

21.09.2020
Milford here for #MilfordMonday! Today my Bird Show friend, Matilda the red tailed black cockatoo and Curator of Bird Shows, Helen are #ReadingForMoonlight in honor of our special friend, Moonlight. We hope you enjoy!You can see Matilda, along with all of my #BirdShow friends by checking out our Outdoor Bird Show every Tuesday-Sunday at Tracy Aviary! Show times available online at tracyaviary.org or at the Aviary.
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International Vulture Awareness Day: "Vulture View" Storytime

04.09.2020
We hope you are enjoying International Vulture Awareness Day! For more IVAD fun, we have a very special storytime for you today! Here is our Director of Education, Michelle reading Vulture View by April Sayre.
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International Vulture Awareness Day: Meet Andy and Chewie!

04.09.2020
Happy International Vulture Awareness Day! To celebrate, we have a VERY important message from everyone's favorite vulture ambassadors, Andy N. Condor and Chewie!
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Dove Identification Guide

24.08.2020
We may be starting to venture out into the world again, but for those times we are all still at home, be sure to check the weekly updates to our Virtual Aviary! This week, Director of Conservation, Cooper tells us about the two local dove species we have in Utah and how to identify them!
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Happy International Mud Day!

27.06.2020
On June 29th, join Tracy Aviary in celebrating International Mud Day in honor of one of our favorite spring pastimes: playing in the mud! International Mud Day aims to quell fears of "getting dirty" and encourage kids here and around the world to get outside, connect with nature, and most importantly, get MUDDY. While we can't possibly overstate the benefits of mud, we also understand that getting dirty isn't always a simple task. International Mud day is for everyone - including kids and families who may not have the wardrobe necessary to get out and play with abandon, making International Mud day the perfect time to make a donation of kids clothes! Participate at home as we share some tips and tricks on how to make the most of the mud.
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Bird Song Meditation: Español

22.06.2020
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Bird Song Meditation: English

22.06.2020
http://www.tracyaviaryconservation....This exercise will invite you to notice bird sounds as distinct from the daily sounds around you. This practice of noticing is a key step to starting your journey with demystifying bird language!
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Education Hour: Nature Treasure Box

03.06.2020
For Today's #EducationHour Education Community and Outreach Coordinator, Kylie shows you how to make your very own nature treasure box!You can join our Education Department to sign up for our virtual camps, education hours and more when you visit our Virtual Aviary! Check out our website for more!https://tracyaviary.org/
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Beginning Birding: Part 3

20.05.2020
Did you find a cool bird, or learn something new while out on your latest birding adventure? Don't forget to write it down! Education Intern, Nick is here for the final episode of our Birding for Beginners series!
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Beginning Birding: Part 2

18.05.2020
Merlin isn't just a small falcon, it's also a great birding tool! Education Intern, Nick is back for the second episode of our Birding for Beginners series!For more information on the Merlin App, visit:https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
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Beginning Birding: Part 1

18.05.2020
Have you ever wanted to learn how to bird? Not sure where to start? For today's #EducationHour, Education Intern, Nick is here to teach us everything you need to know to get started on your very own birding adventure.
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Community Science with iNaturalist

14.05.2020
Have you tried iNaturalist.org yet? Director of Conservation, Cooper shows us how simple it is to become a community scientist!For more information: https://www.inaturalist.org/
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Urban Bird Festival: Seven Tips to Help Migratory Birds

09.05.2020
Celebrate Virtual Urban Bird Festival and World Migratory Bird Day at Tracy Aviary by learning seven tips to help migratory birds!
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Urban Bird Festival: How to make Hummingbird Nectar (English)

09.05.2020
Celebrate Virtual Urban Bird Festival and World Migratory Bird Day at Tracy Aviary by learning how to make nectar for hummingbirds and maintain a hummingbird feeder in your own yard!Get involved! Learn more about Project Broadtail: http://www.tracyaviaryconservation....
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Urban Bird Festival: Nectarde Colibries (Español)

09.05.2020
Festejar el Festival virtual de aves urbanas y el Día internacional de aves migratorias con al Aviario Tracy con este tutorial sobre cómo hacer néctar para los colibríes y mantener un bebedero de colibríes en tu jardín!Únase al Proyecto Zumbador para aprender más sobre los colibríes y cómo ayudarlos: http://www.tracyaviaryconservation....
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Urban Bird Festival: Microplastics

09.05.2020
Celebrate Virtual Urban Bird Festival and World Migratory Bird Day at Tracy Aviary by learning how to spot microplastics where you might least expect them...
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Urban Bird Festival: Learn to make Seed Bombs!

09.05.2020
Celebrate Virtual Urban Bird Festival and World Migratory Bird Day at Tracy Aviary by learning how to make wildflower seed bombs at home!
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Urban Bird Festival: Mark and Recapture Methods

09.05.2020
Celebrate Virtual Urban Bird Festival and World Migratory Bird Day at Tracy Aviary by learning about how scientists use Mark and Recapture methods to track bird populations in the wild.
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Urban Bird Festival: Wild Black-Crowned Night Herons at Tracy Aviary

09.05.2020
Celebrate Virtual Urban Bird Festival and World Migratory Bird Day at Tracy Aviary by joining aviculturist Jacob to learn about the wild Black-Crowned Night Herons that are currently nesting on grounds at Tracy Aviary.
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Education Hour: Ant Battle

28.04.2020
Quarantine still buggin'? For today's #EducationHour, we have our Conservation Director, Cooper here to tell us all about the interesting life of ants, why they battle, and why this is important for local birds.
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Education Hour: Weaving Activity

27.04.2020
What are you "weaving" while you're at home? Join Tracy Aviary's Jordan River Nature Center Manager, Anne, for today's #AtHomeEnrichment!
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Education Hour: Peacock Encounter

23.04.2020
Today is a very candid #EducationHour! Our Education Community and Outreach Coordinator, Kylie tells us all about our colorful peacocks we miss seeing around the Aviary.
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Education Hour: Soil to Sky

22.04.2020
Want to take a closer look at the nature around you while exploring your neighborhoods today? Tracy Aviary's Jordan River Nature Center Naturalist, Kate shows us how!
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Conservation Tour

21.04.2020
For teachers, students, and parents instructing from home, join us on a Virtual Aviary Field Trip!Tracy Aviary features many species of endangered birds with unique conservation stories. Join one of our bird experts to meet these special birds, and learn what it means to be endangered and how our conservation actions can help ensure their survival. (For all ages!)
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Outreach Program: Winged Watershed Wonders

21.04.2020
Aligned with SEEd standards for 3rd-6th gradesProtecting water that we need protects birds too! In this hands-on program, students identify how biotic and abiotic factors influence the water cycle and explore which birds a drop of water might encounter on its way through a local Utah watershed. Students then use a watershed model to discover how humans impact water quality and brainstorm ideas for keeping our water clean for everyone to enjoy.
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Salt Lake Avian Collision Survey: Blooper Reel

27.04.2020
You can get your steps in and help some birds while you're at it! Take a socially-distant stroll in downtown SLC for the Salt Lake Avian Collision Survey to help birds (many of which migrate at night) have safer nighttime journeys. Our Director of Conservation, Cooper, had some fun last week putting together our SLACS video (as you can see). To learn how to join us, and have your own birding fun while making a difference, click the link below:http://www.tracyaviaryconservation....
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Salt Lake Avian Collision Survey

20.04.2020
What outdoor activity is Stay-at-Home order approved, and gives back to nature? The Salt Lake Avian Collision Survey! Go get your exercise, while keeping physical distance from others, while discovering information that can protect migratory birds. Bonus: you can take your pup, too! Copy the link below to learn more:http://www.tracyaviaryconservation....To learn more about what you can do with our Conservation Department during our closure, check out our latest blog:https://tracyaviary.org/blog/birdin...
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Storytime at Tracy Aviary: "Birds" by Jill McDonald

28.04.2020
What could be better for a lazy Sunday morning than story time? One for the little ones this morning! I had so much fun last time we read a story with Matilda, our red-tailed black cockatoo, I thought we'd read another one! While this one is mainly for our youngest Tracy Aviary fans... Matilda turning pages in our book is so cute, I think you'll enjoy it no matter how young or old you are!-Helen, Curator of Bird Programs
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Education Hour: Birds Vs. Mammals

16.04.2020
We are bringing you a very exciting and interesting #EducationHour! Education Community and Outreach Coordintor, Kylie is here to take us through our Aviary bio-facts and bird bones. Tune in and enjoy.. you won't want to miss this!
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Education Hour: Musical Marvels

14.04.2020
Get your drawing pads ready. In honor of our very first Virtual Paint-Along this Thursday at 5pm, we are learning all about art... in nature! Have you ever heard of a soundscape? Tracy Aviary's Jordan River Nature Center Naturalist, Kate shows us how.Want to join us for our Virtual Paint-Along? Click the link below:
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