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.
We now have THREE opportunities for participation:
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 $2 per child and first come first served. No preregistration or RSVP required.
Upcoming Story Times in The Nature Shop:
May 15: Baby Animals
What's cuter than baby animals in the springtime? We'll learn the names of various baby animals, read stories about them, make some fun art projects, and more!
June 19: Robins
American Robins are so easily identified with their red breasts, cherrful call, and abundance in our neighborhoods. Come learn about one of the most common birds in Seattle. We'll make our own robins, read some books about them, hunt for worms outside, and look at real robin specimens and their nests!
July 17: Bird Beaks
Did you know that a bird's beak is like their hands? They eat with them, build their nests with them, groom themselves with them, and more! Come learn about how birds use this all-purpose tool with stories, games, and crafts, and more!
August 21: Seeds and Berries
Late summer is a great time to explore all the natural seeds and berries that our native garden has to offer. We'll go on a scavenger hunt for these fruits then create our own seeds and berries collages. Surely we'll have some stories too.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have summer Nature Camp session for Fledglings! Click here for more info.