Winter Forest Therapy Walk

Join Walking Mountains Science Center and local Forest Therapy guides for a relaxing and reinvigorating afternoon of making connections and diving in to our senses and natural surroundings. Forest Therapy, also known as forest bathing or Shinrin-Yoku in Japan, has been around since the early 1980’s but it is just now gaining mainstream traction joining the likes of the health,

Beavers: Nature’s Stream Restoration Specialists

Beavers, North America’s largest rodents, have a complicated history with humans. These critters have largely been seen as a nuisance or a commodity, but river restoration specialists have begun to recognize the important role they play as architects of a watershed. Want these articles delivered right to your inbox every week?  Click here to sign up! Scientists and naturalists have long recognized that beavers create

The High Country Speaker Series: Rick Spitzer

The High Country Speaker Series, a collaboration between the Eagle Valley Library District and Walking Mountains Science Center, kicks off its 2019 schedule of presentations on Thursday, February 7th with a presentation by local legend Rick Spitzer at Walking Mountains Science Center. The mission of the High Country Speaker Series is to encourage environmental awareness, inspire positive relationships with the

The Sustainable Film Series: Blue Heart

The Balkan Peninsula, or Balkans, is a region in southeastern Europe composed of 10 different countries. Dubbed the Blue Heart of Europe, the region is home to the last wild rivers in all of the continent. However, dams, hydropower projects, and river diversions threaten to destroy the richly diverse culture, history, and ecology of the region. Blue Heart, a documentary

The Missing Lynx

Where are the Lynx? The Canada lynx is protected under the Endangered Species Act, which makes encountering one in the wild an extremely unusual occurrence, especially here in Colorado. The lynx by nature, tends to be a reclusive and shy animal, rarely venturing into populated areas. According to Colorado Species Conservation Manager Eric Odell, the current population is estimated to