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Foundation Partners

Our Foundation Partners provide financial grants for our field science education programs,  Girls in Science and Avon-in-School - programs that enhance the science curriculum and help narrow the achievement gap.


Andrew Sabin Family Foundation

Anschutz Foundation

Borgen Family Foundation


Captain Planet Foundation 

The John G. Duncan Trust 


Eagle Valley Community Fund


Eagle County 

El Pomar Foundation  

The Sidney E. Frank Foundation  

The Frechette Family Foundation 

The George Family Foundation 


 IBM Corporation Matching Grants Program

Invest in Others Matching Gift Program 


Peter and Cynthia Kellogg Foundation 

National Forest Foundation 

The Peternell Family Foundation 


Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program


Tang Family Foundation 


 Town of Eagle

 Town of Minturn

 U.S. Bancorp Foundation 


 Vail Valley Foundation    

  Women's Foundation of     Colorado

Xcel Energy Foundation 


      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.