Dedicated to the youngest bird and nature enthusiasts in our community, Fledglings and Friends Story Time offers children ages 2-5 an opportunity to hear stories about birds and nature, do fun crafts, explore the outdoors, and just have fun! Each story time has a different theme around which all activities are centered.
Fledglings and Friends Story Time in the Nature Shop:
Come join us every third Wednesday of the month at 10:30am for a great time! All story times are free and first come first served. No preregistration or RSVP required.
Upcoming Story Times in The Nature Shop:
March 18: Fungus and Mushrooms
Now that winter is ending, mushrooms are making their appearance before the hot summer heat. We will go on a mushroom hunt outside, read books about mushrooms, create our own mushroom art, and even dissect a real mushroom like scientists do!
April 15: Earth Day
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with us! We'll read stories about the earth, have fun with a recycle relay, and plant some seeds to take home. It's never too early to learn how to protect the beautiful green and blue planet we call home.
May 20: Raptors
Raptors like hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons are among the fiercest of our feathered friends. We will learn about what makes the birds unique through books, a craft activity, and through hands-on observation. What is your favorite raptor?
Fledglings and Friends On-Location
Want Fledglings and Friends at your preschool? Seattle Audubon is now offering Fledglings and Friends Story Times at local preschools! We are happy to come to your classroom with stories and activities in a variety of topics. Story times can also be combined with a one-week rental of our Fledglings education kit for a well-rounded bird themed unit for your students.
Fledglings and Friends Field Trips
Join Seattle Audubon in the Magnuson Children's Garden (at Magnuson Park next to the community p-patch) for some outdoor exploration! Education staff will lead activities exploring elements of the garden for up to an hour-long field trip. Possible activities may include observing critters in the worm bin, going on a detective hike to discover what animals can be found in the art installations in the garden, and of course, a bird scavenger hunt!
To request a Fledglings and Friends story time at your school or to schedule a field trip to the garden, download and fill out our request form. For questions and more info, please contact Hanae Bettencourt, Education Associate, at email@example.com.
We now have summer Nature Camp session for Fledglings! Click here for more info.