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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…

Climate Action Blog: The official blog for the Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community. Read more…

Students to Stewards

  • Science Behind - On the Trail! Series Schedule
    As we prepare to say good bye to summer, the cooler temperatures and changing colors of fall bring some of the most picturesque scenery of the year to our valley. Wildlife begins moving from their summer range to winter habitats, the elk rut begins, bears kick their summer feeding frenzy... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-23
  • Cleaning up after large Avon rain event yesterday
    Due to the rain event yesterday in Avon, we are closed this morning at the Avon Tang Campus while we clean up. Scheduled programming will resume however there is no visitor parking in the top parking lot. Visitors should park in the lower staff and overflow parking lot. ... Read more
    Published on: 2021-07-23
  • 2021 Science Behind - On the Trail! Series Schedule
    The lengthening days and melting snow mean one thing for many of us in the Eagle Valley – hiking season! This summer Walking Mountains Science Center is excited to partner with a number of local artists, scientists, and non-profit organizations to offer an exciting line up for our 2021 Science... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-01

Curious Nature

  • Gratitude, Food, and Indigenous Genius
    Thanksgiving has passed, which could mean a few things for you. I hope you had a joyous time full of family and friends, food, and the activities you enjoy. The completion of a holiday can be bittersweet with relief that house guests have departed, yet the house feels quiet and... Read more
    Published on: 2021-11-29
  • Nature is a Mathematician!
    A brief history to begin; many years ago we learned that Roman numerals were not the most efficient means of calculating and switched to the Arabic numerical order we use today. Once we had this new language of understanding, it was not long before Italian born Leonardo Bigollo Pisano, aka,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-11-22
  • How the Potato Took Root in Eagle County
    Don’t take them for granite! A.A. Milne once said, “If a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.”Described as the poor man’s staple, the humble potato has fueled the rise and fall of civilizations and was integral to Eagle County’s early development. The potato... Read more
    Published on: 2021-11-15

Sustainability

  • To Eat or Not To Eat Beef? That Is Not The Question.
    “Book after book, article after article,” Nebraska cattle rancher and steakhouse owner Jim Jenkins has spent the last half-decade exploring criticisms of the beef industry. Most of us would look for claims that support the work we do, but Jenkins is engaged in the noble pursuit of understanding the other... Read more
    Published on: 2021-11-04
  • October is Energy Awareness Month!
    October is the first full month of autumn. It is a month where gold paints our hillsides and seasons collide when the first snow sticks. Some of us dream of sweaters and lattes, Halloween costumes and ski season. Some of us start thinking about efficient appliances and LED light bulbs.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-07
  • Remote Work: A Business Strategy for Risk Management
    Zoom is not new. I had my first encounter with it a few years ago, pre-pandemic. I attended college in Boston, and weather-related shutdowns were not uncommon. For most students, a snow day is a nice break, but I have to think they’re a godsend for college kids. That is,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-09

Climate Action

  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Investing
    Has the newest IPCC report had you considering your impact on the environment? Have you been thinking about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) efforts? Perhaps you’re worried that you’ve invested in corporations that harm the environment, damage communities, or don’t have a diverse set of people and perspectives in... Read more
    Published on: 2021-11-22
  • To Eat or Not To Eat Beef? That Is Not The Question.
    “Book after book, article after article,” Nebraska cattle rancher and steakhouse owner Jim Jenkins has spent the last half-decade exploring criticisms of the beef industry. Most of us would look for claims that support the work we do, but Jenkins is engaged in the noble pursuit of understanding the other... Read more
    Published on: 2021-11-04
  • Sustainable/ESG Investing
    Has the newest IPCC report had you considering your impact on the environment? Have you been thinking about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) efforts? Perhaps you’re worried that you’ve invested in corporations that harm the environment, damage communities, or don’t have a diverse set of people and perspectives in... Read more
    Published on: 2021-10-25