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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

  • On Fire, Destruction, and Renewal
    As I write this, my home in California burns. A century of fire suppression, personified by Smokey Bear’s message of caution, combined with a decade of drought conditions, has led to a predictable pyroscape in the west. This year’s largest blaze, 960,583 acres as of 9/15/21, comes in second in... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-20
  • Science Behind the Beautiful Colors of Fall
    Winter is coming and the forest is preparing in a bright and beautiful way! Colorado winters are notorious for freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall. Luckily, trees have special strategies to protect themselves against these harsh winter conditions, some of which contribute to the colorful backdrop of fall here in Eagle... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-13
  • The Family Tree
    It’s late summer in the mountains, and the forest is full and peaceful. Overhead, a hawk circles, crying to her mate, or perhaps to her offspring, now fledged and hunting on their own. And below my feet, activity hums, carrying the language of trees, plants, and fungi as they, too,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-08-30

Sustainability

  • 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
  • Trends that Benefit the Environment
    Walking Mountains Sustainability recently launched a campaign titled “Trends with Benefits: Making Remote Work.” You may be reading this (if you’re familiar with Walking Mountains) wondering, why does Walking Mountains care about working remotely? Well, that answer is simple.  While working from home comes with numerous benefits for work-life balance,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-23
  • The Paris Agreement and What You Need To Know
    By Eric Heil, Avon Town Manager, Climate Action Collaborative The evidence of climate change and its impacts have become nightly news with raging wildfires, severe drought, a record number of hurricanes, and accelerating retreat of ice shelves. The impact of our fossil fuel based industrialized society, depletion of natural biological... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22

Climate Action

  • Make Your Home Energy Efficient this Energy Efficiency Day
    Outfitting homes and businesses with Energy Star-certified appliances and lightbulbs can help reduce energy usage, save money, and has never been easier! Did you know that the Energy Smart Colorado program offered locally through Walking Mountain Science Center has helped local homes and businesses save more than $1,000,000 on their... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-21
  • Actively Green Program Offers Scholarship to Minority-Owned Businesses
    Walking Mountains Science Center’s Actively Green sustainable business certification is offering scholarships to cover the costs of the program for two local, minority-owned businesses.... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-13
  • 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