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 A Taste of Nature -
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

5:30 pm VIP reception

6:30 pm Event begins


Thank you for your support- the event has sold out! 


Please feel free to call Gina Garret at (970) 827-9725 ext.- 130 for additional information.


Summer 2013 will introduce our attendees, donors and corporate partners to A Taste of Nature, an innovative food and wine happening that will feature cuisine and wine pairings with food prepared especially for the occasion by premier chefs from some of Vail Resorts’ finest restaurants.

A Taste of Nature celebrates the goodness of life, the joy of friendship and the bounty that comes from the land around us while also raising vital support for educational programs that benefit the children, adults and families of our community. Proceeds from A Taste of Nature will be used to enhance and expand Walking Mountains’ programming so that even more people can participate and benefit from our unique, hands-on science education in the future.

 The Founders Stewardship Award, sponsored by Alpine Bank, will be  presented again this year to an individual who has shown dedication to enhancing environmental awareness and stewardship within our community.  Past recipients of the Founders Stewardship Award have included Adam Palmer, educator Luke Cartin, Ted James, environmentalist Carolyn Bradford, high school student Holly Domke, and middle school student Tucker Cocchiarella.

Our sincere thanks to all of our coporate sponsors that will make the July event a success:

Title Sponsor:  Alpine Bank

Culinary Sponsor:  Vail Resorts ECHO

Media Sponsor: The Vail Daily

Silver Level Sponsors:

R.A. Nelson and Associates

UBS Boulder- Peter and Amanda Ford

Pewter Level Sponsors:

Alan-Bradley Windows and Doors

Alpine Party Rentals

By Nature Gallery

Dionysus Hospitality

FirstBank of Avon

Insurance Associates, Inc.

Pink Monkey Solutions


Vail Dentistry

Vail Honeywagon

Sustainability Level Sponsors:

McMahan & Associates

Ruggs Benedict

Environmental Caring Level Sponsors:

Vail Valley Medical Center

Walkin' the Dog

Endorsement of Science Education Level Sponsors:

Colorado Business Bank

Colorado Green Roofs and Walls

Comerford Insurance Agency

Eye Center of the Rockies


Walking Mountains Science Benefactor:

Novus Glass



Event Sponsor

Founders Stewardship Award
Presenting Sponsor

Media Sponsors



A Taste of Nature Committee

Alix Berglund
Holly Elliott
Jane Johnson
Jenny Maritz
Tiffani Adams
Kristen Belschner
Nancy Shane
Cynthia Forstmann
Gina Garrett
Amanda Ford
Jeanne Mosier
Joanna Kerwin
Christine Ashburn

      p.o. box 9469
318 walking mountains lane
        avon, co 81620

  970.827.9725 p 970.827.9730 f


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Walking Mountains operates under special use permit from the White River National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.  All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Walking Mountains Science Center™ is a 501(3c) nonprofit that provides place-based education in natural and environmental science through science programs for Eagle County schools, summer science day camps and overnight camps, adult and family excursions that take place across Vail, Colorado and Eagle County, Colorado. Graduate fellows can apply to be environmental educators and intern naturalists. Our educational programs enhance scientific literacy, build environmental awareness, and inspire stewardship in children, adults, residents and visitors to the Vail area and Rocky Mountains. The science center recently achieved LEED Platinum Certification for the Buck Creek Campus from the U.S. Green Building Council.