Scouts

The National Aviary partners with local Scout troops for virtual and in person programs and activities.

Girl Scouts Virtual Animal Art Painting Classes

Calling Girl Scouts of all ages! Pick up a paint brush and create your own masterpiece as you work toward your art badge. Learn how to paint a bird portrait via Zoom under the direction of local Pittsburgh artist Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas; MariasIdeas.com.

Each session features a behind-the-scenes look into each animal species to help inspire your portrait. Material kits containing all art supplies are available for purchase, or you may provide your own art supplies. These Animal Art sessions are tailored to Girl Scouts.

The National Aviary, a Program Partner of Girl Scouts of Western PA, is excited to offer these unique programs for Girl Scouts!

Learn all about our Girl Scout programs here!

Not a Girl Scout? Check out our Brushes & Birds series here!


“All About Sloths” Girl Scout Program

I love to eat leaves, I move very sloooooowly, and I can turn green over time- what animal am I? A sloth! Celebrate all things sloth during this 30-40 minute virtual CyBIRD Virtual Education Zoom program, open to Girl Scouts of all ages. Girl Scouts will learn about the adaptations that make sloths unique and get a behind-the-scenes virtual look at Wookie and Valentino, two of the Linnaeus two-toed sloths who call the National Aviary home.

Learn more here! Not in Girl Scouts? Try CyBIRD Distance Learning!

CyBIRD Distance Learning

These 40-minute Distance Learning classes, adapted from our most popular programs, offer schools, scout groups, and families around the country the opportunity to get close to nature—virtually—by seeing exclusive video of National Aviary animals and habitats as you interact with a National Aviary educator.

Learn about CyBIRD Distance Learning here!

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Enjoy brunch in The Garden Room, the National Aviary's new event space!

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The National Aviary recently celebrated the completion of The Garden Room, a new 9,000 sq. ft. event space that opens up to offer access to a beautiful patio and garden.

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The new venue offers sweeping views of Allegheny Commons Park and the historic Rose Garden.

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