There’s no better way to learn more about your favorite National Aviary birds or the birds in your backyard than from a National Aviary expert. The National Aviary offers virtual birdwatching outings, lectures from insightful speakers, and a variety of engaging online classes for people of all skill levels, from fledgling birdwatchers who want to learn the basics, to seasoned birders looking to spread their wings.
Aviary After School
Parents: this unique virtual learning program allows young nature lovers to learn about the wonderful world of birds while making supervised personal connections with other kids online! This includes:
- Hands-on STEAM activities kids of varying ages can enjoy
- User-friendly virtual learning
- Topics ranging from bird facts to conservation opportunities
- Great supplement to a kid’s school day
Thank you to our Aviary After School sponsor:
Two new programs, Virtual Classes with a National Aviary Educator, and Virtual Classes with National Aviary Ornithologist Robert S. Mulvihill, offer engaging and interactive opportunities for groups of all sizes, with multiple options for personal care homes, independent living facilities, or even a Bridge group!
Brushes & Birds: Virtual Art Classes featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas
Pick up a paintbrush and create a masterpiece! In this virtual painting class, learn to paint an animal portrait under the instruction of local artist Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas; MariasIdeas.com. Maria will guide painters with step-by-step instructions as they paint some of the National Aviary’s most charismatic birds (and sloths) and get a behind-the-scenes look at each species. No prior painting experience required!
Virtual Speaker Series
Join expert ornithologists, conservationists, veterinarians, and trainers for an informative glimpse of behind the scenes work done at the National Aviary and in the field during monthly virtual sessions. Explore the world of birds with the people who study and care for them. Stay tuned for 2021 dates and speakers, which will be announced soon!
Meet and Tweets
Brighten your team’s day by having a special guest attend your next video meeting or virtual happy hour! You can schedule a surprise video drop in with a penguin, parrot, or owl!Learn More!