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Students to Stewards Blog: All things Walking Mountains including hikes of the week, the Science Behind Series, family activities and much more. Read more… 

Curious Nature Blog: A weekly article exploring the natural world that surrounds us in the Eagle River Valley. Read more… 

Sustainability Blog: Weekly sustainability tips, energy efficiency, recycling & waste reduction, composting, and much more. Read more…

 

Students to Stewards

  • Your Toddler Likes Nature Too!
    Walking Mountains Science Center programs include interests of all ages. The youngest program, Nature Tykes, begins for toddlers 6 months old and ranges to 3 years old. The nature-focused program alternates different themes each week to pique the interest of toddlers as well as their guardians. ... Read more
    Published on: 2023-08-04
  • 2023 Summer Science Camp Recap
    In the blink of an eye, Walking Mountains Science Center's 2023 summer science camp season is nearly over. From learning how Colorado was formed from an ancient sea to looking at the inner workings of a flower, campers who attended our camps this year have grown into the latest stewards... Read more
    Published on: 2023-08-01
  • Foley Fellowship Graduation 2023
    Life is about to get a little bit easier for the hardworking Fellows who lead all of our youth programming, from summer camps to school programs, as they prepare to graduate at the end of this month! ... Read more
    Published on: 2023-07-03

Curious Nature

  • The Intelligence of Bird Vocal Mimicry
    Bird vocal mimicry, a captivating form of communication, has long intrigued scientists and bird enthusiasts alike. In the intricate tapestry of the natural world, this phenomenon stands as a captivating enigma, offering a glimpse into the complexities of communication across various species. From the mesmerizing melodies of songbirds to the... Read more
    Published on: 2024-05-27
  • How to Recycle an Antler
    Antlers are one of the most extravagant additions to an animal. The male ungulates (hoofed animals) that roam these lands use much of their energy to grow these appendages to help up their game in finding a mate. Once those antlers drop, they turn into a different type of prize... Read more
    Published on: 2024-05-20
  • The Nature of Motherhood
    Everyone loves videos of baby giraffes wobbling on fresh legs beside their tall, gangly mother. We all coo to see baby sea otters curled up on their moms’ floating bellies and smile at fuzzy Emperor Penguin babies tucked between their mothers’ legs. Here in Colorado, mother black bears, mountain lions,... Read more
    Published on: 2024-05-13

Sustainability

  • Climate Action Collaborative: Celebrating Our Annual Impacts
    Happy September, Eagle County residents. This time of year, as fall peaks around the corner, the seasonal shifts ask us to turn inwards and do some critical reflection. As we lean into interpersonal reflection, it’s a great time to reflect on our work in the last several months, and beyond.... Read more
    Published on: 2023-09-18
  • Green Your Fitness Routine
    Exercise is a daily habit for many of us whether we run, walk, lift weights, bike, hike, or participate in other fitness activities. Staying active is a great way to help our health, but can have significant impacts on our earth as well. If you’re looking for some easy ways... Read more
    Published on: 2023-08-14
  • Embrace the Waste!
    August is a great month for holidays: National Watermelon Day on the 3rd, International Beer Day on the 4th, National Peach Pie Day on August 24th, and National Trail Mix Day on the 31st. What do all these days have in common? Waste! Watermelon rinds, beer cans, peach pits, and... Read more
    Published on: 2023-08-14

Climate Action

  • Sustainable Spring Cleaning
    With snow flurrying outside and the sidewalks still icy, it’s hard to imagine that spring is right around the corner. Nonetheless the season of new growth is on the way and many of us may be inspired to undertake annual spring cleaning. Spring cleaning can help us start the season... Read more
    Published on: 2024-03-18
  • Sustainable Valentine's Day
    It's Valentine's Day and while this column might not usually give relationship advice, this month we have tips on how to show your love for the most special someone of all: the planet! ... Read more
    Published on: 2024-02-14
  • Stories from our Zero-Waste Heros
    If you’ve attended an event in Eagle County, you probably caught a glimpse of the Walking Mountains’ zero waste team in action. Made up of hardworking contract staff and volunteer members from our local community, this crew provided zero waste services at over 40 different events in 2023, diverting over... Read more
    Published on: 2024-01-11