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:
November 20: Trees
Trees are such an important habitat element for many different species of creatures. We'll explore all of the different animals that depend on trees for their survival with a fun interactive poem and make some trees to take home. We will also have a special guest story teller, local artist, Molly Hashimoto, who will read from her new book! Space is limited, so come early!
December 18: Winter Residents
Though some birds leave us for the winter to spend their time in warmer climates, we have some birds that stay year-round, and some that even call Seattle their winter home! We will learn about what migration is, explore the birds that hang out in Seattle for the winter, and make them a little treat to boot!
January 15: Footprints
Winter is a great time to see footprints in the snow and mud. We'll learn about the footprints that other animals make and read stories about how to find them! We will even make footprint collages.
February 19: Ducks
Did you know that wintertime is the best time to see ducks in Seattle? Did you know that all ducks aren't mallards? We will create our own duck ponds, read stories about ducks, and then look at all the different types of ducks.
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!
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.