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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

  • Hike Of The Week: Winter Wilderness Etiquette
    Residents and visitors of the Eagle River Valley are fortunate to have trailheads leading into the Eagles Nest & Holy Cross Wilderness Areas at our doorsteps. Winter, with far fewer folks on the trails, is a truly special time to ski or snowshoe into the Wilderness. Here are a few... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-23
  • Hike Of The Week: Tracking
    As you drive from Minturn to Leadville you will come upon a unique location: Tennessee Pass. Tennessee pass not only designates the separation of the Mosquito and Sawatch mountain ranges but it also parts the watersheds between the Colorado and Arkansas river valleys over the continental divide. Adventuring in this... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-04
  • Staff Spotlight: Rose Delles
    Meet our staff! Walking Mountains staff is full of brilliant, interesting and funny individuals. We want the community that might not have a chance to work with them or participate in their program to get to know our staff. Trust us-- our staff makes all the difference! Join us Fridays... Read more
    Published on: 2020-12-04

Curious Nature

  • The Top of Colorado's Aquatic Food Chain is the River Otter!
    If you’ve seen a slinky-like creature hanging around the water in the winter time, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a river otter! Unlike people, river otters and other semi-aquatic animals don’t have to get out of the water at the end of summer. River otters are very playful and... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-22
  • Ode to a Bristlecone Pine
    510 BCE: Rising from a mountain’s shallow soil, a bristlecone pine begins its life. This Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine is one of the oldest trees in the world, only outlived by its cousin the Great Basin bristlecone pine. As this tree grows from a seed to a sapling the first... Read more
    Published on: 2021-02-10
  • History of Lionshead Rock in Minturn, Colorado
    Today, Colorado's mountainous interior experiences four distinct seasons thanks to a temperate climate. However, 325 million years ago and roughly 100 million years before the existence of the first dinosaurs, a temperate climate was not the case. In the later part of the Paleozoic Era, the area of modern day... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-25

Sustainability

  • 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
  • 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
  • Gain Fame & Fun with Smart Commuting
    Interested in being part of the electric vehicle (EV) charge station network that is popping up like wildflowers across Colorado? Curious about offering your employees commuting options that will get them to work on and save everyone money? Want to learn more about transitioning your business's fleet to electric? Eager... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-08

Climate Action

  • Free Radon Test Kits
    In an effort to help prevent lung cancer from exposure to radon gas, Walking Mountains Science Center has partnered with Vail Health’s Shaw Cancer Center and Eagle County’s Environmental Health Department to raise awareness and offer free radon test kits. January is Radon Action Month and is a perfect time... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-07
  • How to Recycle your Christmas Tree in Eagle County
    Well, the holidays are now over and we’ve officially made it to 2021. While some of us like to stretch out the festive season by keeping our decorations up as long as possible, eventually, it comes time to take them down. If you have a natural Christmas tree at home,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-07
  • Actively Green 2020 Award Winners
    Published on: 2020-12-23