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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Installed at Science Center in Avon

Walking Mountains Science Center has elevated their sustainability program by adding SemaConnect Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations to their LEED Platinum Science Center in Avon, Colorado. The EV stations were added to meet the needs of the growing number of EV drivers and will be the first free and sustainably powered stations in Eagle County. “Walking Mountains Science Center prides

Our Very Own Melissa Kirr Has Been Awarded the Vail Centre For Sustainability Torch Award

We are pleased to honor Melissa Kirr with the inaugural Vail Centre for Sustainability Torch Award . The Vail Centre Torch Awards celebrate those who exemplify our mission, Inspiration in Action, and are leaders in our community. The Sustainability Award goes to an individual who has displayed a commitment to sustainability and making the planet a priority for their community and for future

School’s Out Camp: Snow Science THE GLIDE PROJECT Education Program

It is that time of year when the snow starts flying and our minds shift to powder days and playing in our winter playground. Walking Mountains Science Center is partnering with Chris Anthony’s Youth Project Initiative through his “Glide Project Fund” to provide a full day of snow science and avalanche awareness to 5th-8th grade students during the Eagle County

Introducing The Electrifying Twins of Girls in Science

“Do you know how many bones there are in the human body?” 9-year-old Jahanny Machigua asks wildlife biologist guest speaker Jennifer Austin. Austin has been speaking about her field work relating to protecting the habitat of sensitive species such as the Greater Sage Grouse and doesn’t have the answer to that question. By the time the Girls in Science program

Sustainable Film Series: “The Breach” of Contract Between Humans and Nature

What do Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Humpy, and Chum all have in common? All five are species of salmon that thrive in the North Pacific waters of the U.S. and Canada. When Seattle-based filmmaker and former fishing guide Mark Titus learned that wild salmon populations have plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest, he embarked on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and