Forest Bathing Hike

This experience is designed to make contact with nature by taking in deeply the atmosphere of the forest through all of our senses. Those of us that are lucky enough to live in these beautiful mountains know and recognize that fresh air and outdoor experiences have dramatic effects on our health and happiness. The science is slowly catching up and

Feathers and Their Versatility

As I study the bird feeders in my backyard this spring, I find myself marveling at the variety of patterns that feathers allow. Stripes, patches, streaks, colors, and mottles: these are the details birders use to differentiate the many bird varieties that don’t have other telltale physical attributes. Although we appreciate them for advertising a bird’s species, sex, and health,

Help Raise $10,000 for Sowing Seeds at the GoPro Mountain Games

Walking Mountains Science Center is thrilled to announce their collaboration with TIAA Bank and the Vail Valley Foundation for the GoPro Mountain Games. This partnership was inspired by TIAA’s commitment to sustainability and supporting local efforts to involve the community. One of the foundations of TIAA Bank, is giving back to the community. With a heritage of nonprofit work, the

When Principles Matter

When you hear “Leave No Trace,” what do you think about? Are you reminded of fellow hikers picking up litter along the trail to Missouri Lakes? Do you think about leaving only footprints and taking only photographs? Or are you reminded of backpacking techniques from your childhood like the 7 D’s of backcountry defecation (desire, distance, dig, deliver, disguise, disinfect,

Peak Steward Training with Colorado 14ers Initiative

This joint program from Walking Mountains Science Center & Colorado 14ers Initiative teaches participants the unique ecology of Colorado’s Alpine Tundra, and how to engage as stewards of this delicate ecosystem. This training prepares participants to serve as a US Forest Service and CFI volunteer Peak Steward, educating 14er hikers on Leave-No-Trace, ecology, & alpine stewardship. Logistics Date: Saturday June

Peak Steward Training with Colorado 14ers Initiative

This joint program from Walking Mountains Science Center & Colorado 14ers Initiative teaches participants the unique ecology of Colorado’s Alpine Tundra, and how to engage as stewards of this delicate ecosystem. This training prepares participants to serve as a US Forest Service and CFI volunteer Peak Steward, educating 14er hikers on Leave-No-Trace, ecology, & alpine stewardship. Logistics Date: Saturday June

Nature Story Walk

Enjoy a nature story outside as we explore what makes the woods and water so special to our local plant and animal communities. We will read a new story each week and take a nature walk to discover how these themes exist in our everyday lives. No pre-registration required, just show up! When: Tuesdays | 10:00 am-11:00 am (6/18-924) Cost: