Seattle Parrot Expo 2016 to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital Therapeutic Play Fund!
Featured Speaker: Jason Crean, MA/MS (soon to be PhD)
Featured Speaker: Robin Shewokis, President IAATE
OPEN DAILY October 1st and 2nd, 2016
10am until 5pm to the public.
FREE PARKING! FREE ADMISSION!*
Please keep your personal pets and parrots safely home.
12424 42nd Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98168
Flight Club Foundation Motto: "People helping parrots, parrots helping people."
*The Featured Speaker Series is Flight Club's Primary Investment and Fundraising Event where a Registration Fee is required.
Coming as our FEATURED SPEAKERS* in 2016!
Keynote Speaker: Ken Ramirez, Karen Pryor Academy
The Seattle Parrot Expo comprises five primary areas to attend.
The first is our EXHIBITION HALL. This truly represents what our Expo is all about--connecting careers that are influenced by parrots. Score great deals for your parrot's needs-cages, nutrion, cages and morehopping for your bird and score great deals on food, toys, and cages. Check out our local avian veterinarians, artisans, stores, rescues, and more! Win a Treasure Trove of gifts by filling out your Treasure Map at each exhibitor. A completed map = aviator wings and a chance to win the treasure chest stuffed full of toy donations! Learn when, what, where, who, how we can help parrots. Find support, community, fun and ingenuity when it comes to bringing a parrot home with you, the educated way! Be sure to support them as they have supported us year after year!
The Second area of the Expo is the LIVE BIRD AREA This area hosts the parrots of Flight Club's Active Flyers! Our Active Flyers are pet owners and enthusiasts who fly at one of our two locations to give themselves and their birds social time and space to spread their wings. We are always learning ourselves from the great mentors we bring in and hope we can provide you with good information we've learned as we experience a changing world ourselves! Visit our PHOTO BOOTH to have birds hang out with you or possibly pose for a donation!
NEW IN 2016! A WALK THROUGH AVIARY by Lory League! Experience 20 different bird species in one place. Ask expert breeder, aviculturist, regional director of American Federation of Aviculture and friend, Julie Corwin about the different species. What do they eat? How do they eat it? What does it take to have a parrot?
The Third area of the Expo is the FREE STAGE ENTERTAINMENT for education or entertainment about parrots. We invite guests locally and nationally to donate their time entertaining and educating you! Parrot Ambassadors provides an amazing parrot show! Watch parrots fly, roller-skate, play basketball and more! Listen to Board-Certified Avian Vets talk about current issues in bird health. Ask questions in our panel of exhibitors, bird clubs, vets, rescues, bird clubs and more. Here are some highlights for the 2016 Stage so far:
The Fourth Element of Seattle Parrot Expo and the most fun-- KIDS ACTIVITIES !!!! The best part and most fun is our MIDWAY GAMES designed to educate you on parts of parrots, adaptations of parrots, games influenced by parrots like Angry Birds and more. EVERYONE walks away a winner! We offer full mask or half mask face painting and balloon artist making macaw balloons that can sit on your wrist or shoulder. Take Photos with one of our birds.
The next best part in the Kids' Activities are the tremendous FREE crafts, educational activities and interactive handouts from our sponsors! Make a parrot mask! Find parrot words, learn parrot facts, check out our hall of knowledge. Enter a colouring contest to be judged on most liked at the end of our expo. Our amazing face painter will offer a cute parrot cheek or arm for FREE! We believe education and entertainment is important for everyone.
The fifth and final element of Seattle Parrot Expo is our FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES. We invite the top mentors of the world to come and expand everyone's knowledge on training, cognition, behavior, conservation and more. Our goal is for every guest to walk away with a piece of knowledge they did not know before that will encourage further exploration into the connections we have to each other and the natural world parrots represent. Walk away a winner with CEU's from various organisations we apply for each year. Every REGISTRATION the Expo happen every year and allows us to be able to fund other programs sponsored by the Flight Club Foundation like :
1. Parrot Grant Program: Where parrots give back to the community through our birds' donation to a nonprofit organization!
2. Active Flyer's Program: Flight Club Foundation is responsible for maintain the rent now at 2 locations in Tacoma and Seattle. Totalling over $5000 in expense in rent alone.
3. Parrots to the Rescue: Where our board and members visit the community to help them keep their parrots, recover lost parrots, rehome parrots, connect potential owners to parrots needing homes and more.
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