Taking Flight Nights!

Teen STEAM Cafés at Tracy Aviary

At Tracy Aviary, your curiosity can take flight! New for 2018, we are letting local teens take the lead on a brand new series of programs. Taking Flight Nights are interactive STEAM cafés for teens by teens!

What are STEAM cafés?

STEAM cafés are events in which professionals in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) interact with the public in a casual setting, sharing their work through engaging hands-on activities and discussions. Teen STEAM Cafés empower high school students to choose topics they want to learn about, reach out to local STEAM professionals, and plan their very own events. Learn more about Teen STEAM Cafés across the country.

Upcoming Taking Flight Nights

Click on the themes below for more information and to reserve your spot! Please note: This programming is for ages 13-18. 

October 9th - Science of Wildfires

November 13 - Advocating for the Earth

December 11 - Avalanches

January 8 - Culinary Arts

February 12 - Air Quality 

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How can you get involved?


High school students can apply to be on our Teen Advisory Board, which will meet once a month at Tracy Aviary to collaboratively plan Taking Flight Nights. Once Taking Flight Nights begin, Teen Advisory Board members will work as a team with Tracy Aviary staff to facilitate the events.


  • Meet new people and learn new things!
  • Practice professional skills, including running meetings, professional correspondence, and event hosting.
  • Earn volunteer hours. Once volunteers reach 30 hours, they earn a Tracy Aviary membership!
  • Explore potential careers.

 For details and to apply, visit our Youth Volunteer page.

Scientists, Engineers, Artists, Mathematicians, and other Science Enthusiasts

If you are interested in participating in a Taking Flight Night, please contact us. We will pass your information along to our Teen Advisory Board!

Past Taking Flight Nights

Check out what we've been up to so far!

June 12th - Bird Anatomy & Art

June 26th - Renewable Energy

July 10th - Water Health

July 31st - Leave No Trace

August 14th - Migratory Birds in the Salt Lake Area

September 11th - The PELIproject