UT – Taking Flight Nights: Teen STEAM Cafés at Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City)

Café Website: http://tracyaviary.org/takingflightnights

Lead Institution: Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, Utah

Taking Flight Nights!
Teen STEAM Cafés at Tracy Aviary

At Tracy Aviary, the nation’s oldest and largest public 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 STEM professionals, and plan their very own events. Learn more about Teen STEAM Cafés across the country here.

Taking Flight Nights started in June of 2018 and run year-round!

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.

Learn More and Apply:
For details and to apply, visit our Youth Volunteer page.

Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, Artists and other STEAM 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!


Member contributions to TeenScienceCafe.org: 

Cool Cafés: Baking Up Culinary Chemistry (02/2019)


Date of first café: June 12, 2018

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Cafe Info

UT – Taking Flight Nights: Teen STEM Cafés at Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City)

589 E. 1300 S.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Tracy Aviary
Megan McKay Youth Programs Coordinator Contact Site