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September 2020

National Aviary Virtual Speaker Series: ‘Conservation in the High Andes’

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The National Aviary’s new Virtual Speaker Series connects you with experts who are passionate about saving birds and protecting their habitats. Hear stories about their work behind the scenes and in the field, and get the chance to ask your questions! “Conservation in the High Andes” with Dr. Steven C. Latta, National Aviary Director of Conservation and Field Research | Friday, September 25 | 7 pm   The tropical Andes Mountains is one of the most biodiverse places on earth, home to…

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‘Jumanji’ Watch Party

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Did someone roll a five or eight? Join us for the 1995 classic and learn all about the exotic animals featured in the film! Do those board game clues really make sense? Find out all that and more at our Jumanji watch party! We’ll bring the science, you bring the movie and snacks! $10

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Youth Survival Series (virtual)

September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until November 4, 2020

$50

Looking for an enrichment opportunity for your child this Fall? The Survival Series course offered through our Outdoor Learning Lab will teach your child how to build outdoor shelters, use a map and compass and more! Registration includes an activity kit and 1 hour of live teaching per week for 6 weeks. One session runs on Tuesdays from September 22 to November 3. The other runs on Wednesdays From September 23 to November 4, Learn more and register your child at www.ventureoutdoors.org/outdoor-learning-lab

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Virtual Birding with Bob Mulvihill

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

Wednesdays in September and October Birding and birdwatching have exploded in popularity, and National Aviary Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill is here to share his decades of experience to help new and seasoned birders alike sharpen their skills and experience birds in a new way. Through a series of virtual programs, learn the basics of bird identification, get to know the birds in your backyard, and prepare for the arrival of migrating birds throughout the year. Wednesdays in September and October 10…

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Phipps Virtual Story Time

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

Free

Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday! Story Time is now online! Join us each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. for a 30-minute Story Time and receive a link to a fun activity that you can complete at home. Each week, we will share a new story and activity! Register to receive the Zoom link.

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Wild Wednesdays: Virtual Live Animal Encounters

September 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 30, 2020

Join us for a virtual live animal encounter with our animal ambassadors at the museum over zoom! Meet the fascinating characters our animal husbandry team cares for. Registration for each Wild Wednesday ends at 11 a.m. every Wednesday. After registering, we’ll send you the video link a few minutes before the start time! $10 per household

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Aviary After School (virtual)

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 17, 2020

Weekly from September 30 through December 17 Young nature lovers around the country can tune in to Aviary After School, a semester-long virtual learning program that lets participants learn about the amazing world of birds and their habitats, and make connections with other students! Each session includes an educational learning opportunity tailored to each age group, a guided craft or activity, and plenty of time for students to interact with National Aviary staff. Participation in all sessions is encouraged. Ages…

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So Now What? Virtual Series: Learning Resources for Families

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

The 6-part So Now What? virtual series brings the country’s leading experts in education and childhood development, including PBS Kids, Common Sense Media, Learning Heroes and UPMC Children’s Hospital, together with parents and caregivers to share and learn from one another. WED, SEPTEMBER 30, 7:00-7:30PM Learning resources for families Through this unusual time, parents and caregivers have a new lens into how their kids learn. To help parents and caregivers extend learning beyond school, this webinar will highlight free and…

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October 2020

Brushes & Birds Virtual Art Class

October 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on November 14, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on December 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

Brushes & Birds Virtual Art Classes featuring Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria’s Ideas  September 19, October 3, November 14, December 19 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…

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Virtual Birding at The National Aviary

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2020

Virtual Birding with Bob Mulvihill at The National Aviary: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 Kids will get a chance to learn more about backyard birds and those migrating flocks flying overhead with these weekly virtual birding lessons. Ornithologist Bob Mulvihill will cover topics like preparing your yard for winter birds, the science of migration and the world of raptors, starring Pittsburgh Bald Eagles. The all-ages program is suitable for novice and experienced birders – and provides fun STEM…

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National Aviary Virtual Speaker Series: ‘How to Identify Birds by Sight and by Sound’

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The National Aviary’s new Virtual Speaker Series connects you with experts who are passionate about saving birds and protecting their habitats. Hear stories about their work behind the scenes and in the field, and get the chance to ask your questions! Reserve your spot today; spaces will go quickly! “How to Identify Birds by Sight and by Sound” with John C. Robinson, Ornithologist and Author of “Birding for Everyone: Encouraging People of Color to Become Birdwatchers” | Friday, October 23rd | 7 PM…

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November 2020

National Aviary Virtual Speaker Series: ‘What’s Good for the Birds…is Good for Your Backyard!’

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The National Aviary’s new Virtual Speaker Series connects you with experts who are passionate about saving birds and protecting their habitats. Hear stories about their work behind the scenes and in the field, and get the chance to ask your questions! Reserve your spot today; spaces will go quickly! “What’s Good for the Birds…is Good for Your Backyard!” with Robert S. Mulvihill, National Aviary Ornithologist | Friday, November 20th | 7 pm  What do you need to make your backyard an oasis…

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