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Walking Mountains members at the EdVenture Level and above and their guests can participate in two exciting educational events during the year.

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Upcoming EdVenture Events

Friday, August 9, 2013, 9:00 am

Summer EdVenture


 We return to the beautiful Knapp Ranch in Lake Creek for a morning of exploration and education.  The theme for the event will soon be announced.  Followed by a delectable brunch.

Past EdVenture Events

Friday, July 13, 2012, 9:00 am 

Summer EdVenture

 Pigments of a Picturesque Landscape

Join us at the Knapp Ranch in Lake Creek for a celebration of the colors found in nature.  Wildflower pressing, geology, photography & painting.  Followed by a delectable brunch.  Please RSVP by July 9th via phone or email: (970) 827-9725 x110 or

9:00am Arrive & depart for Nature's Art Stations

11:00am Brunch

Noon Departure



March 2012



First Tracks on Vail Mountain hosted by Vail Resorts Echo 

Join us at the Vista Bahn lift in Vail for the opportunity to make the first tracks of the morning on untouched snow. Followed by a bountiful breakfast at Eagle's Nest. Please RSVP by March 27th via phone or email: (970) 827-9725 x110 or

Non-skiers are also welcome to snow shoe up to Eagles Nest, or ride the gondola, and join us for breakfast and the educational program.  The Discovery Center at Eagles Nest will be open for tours throughout the day.



February 7, 2011
5:45 – 8:00 pm



Amazing Space: the Night Sky with noted astronomer John Briggs

The crystal clear atmosphere in the Vail Valley is a perfect place to study the night sky.  On any given night in our own backyard, there is an opportunity to witness astounding astronomy.

Join noted astronomer and educator John Briggs for an evening of viewing the night sky in Cordillera and a buffet supper.  Using two powerful telescopes, binoculars, and the naked eye, John will share fascinating facts and leave you with a good understanding of what you can see on your own throughout the year.  Even in the event of a cloudy evening, there will be plenty to learn by projecting the night sky indoors.

Children are welcome to join their parents/grandparents.

This Walking Mountains Science Center EdVenture was offered in partnership with the Vail Valley Foundation and Cordillera Golf Club.


October 2, 2010
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Wine Harvest in Wolcott. Learn the science behind wine making and the important roles weather, soil, geography and climate play in production.

Come ready to bottle, cork, label and taste wine. We may also experience the “crush” – dependant on new grapes arriving on schedule.

For over 19 years Churchill Wine Cellars in Wolcott has crafted wine in the Vail Valley. Join us as owner Patrick Chirichillo takes Walking Mountains through his cellar on a wine learning experience.  Wine by the case will be discounted during the afternoon.


      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.