A World Class Environmental Learning Center for Residents and Visitors
At Walking Mountains Science Center we provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs.
We envision a future where everyone in the community understands the science of nature and is inspired to take action as an environmental steward.
Snowshoeing: An Ancient Art
Skiing and snowboarding feel like an inescapable facet of life here in the Eagle River Valley. Walking down the street you're almost guaranteed to hear the clacking of ski boots or see people waiting to ride the bus with a board in hand. What you are less likely to see,... Read more
The Science Behind Leap Years
Although it may not feel like it, this year's trip around the sun will include an extra day. In 2024, February gets an extra day. Instead of 28 days, February will have 29 days, making this calendar year a leap year! A leap year, also termed a “sidereal” year, is... Read more
Snowmaking and its Long Term Potential
Nothing quite compares to those mornings when you wake up and see the mountains around you blanketed in white—but how much of what you see came from a machine? As global temperatures increase, Colorado’s multi-billion dollar ski industry—the largest in the country—turns more and more to ‘artificial’ snow to keep... Read more