Walking Mountains Blog

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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

  • STEM at HOME-Make a Mess
      Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Pick out activities that you can do at home with your elementary and middle school aged students either all at once or pace yourself throughout the week. As you and your student work your way through various... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-27
  • STEM at HOME
      Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home with your elementary and middle school aged students either all at once or pace yourself... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-20
  • STEM at HOME-Stuck Inside Science
      Going stir crazy at home? Starting to feel like a mad scientist? Join us weekly on Fridays for our Walking Mountains’ staff favorite STEM activities. Pick out activities that you can do at home with your elementary and middle school aged students either all at once or pace yourself... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-20

Curious Nature

  • Where Do Fish Go When Their Home Freezes Over?
    With winter in full swing, many of the lakes and rivers have frozen over. But don’t let their calm appearance fool you, below the surface they are still teeming with life. Fish that have spent their summers swimming around and feeding, now are trapped underneath a frozen ceiling. Winter presents... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-09
  • Snowshoes or No Shoes
    With the use of modern technology, navigating in the snow is much easier today than it has been for most of human history. Snow plows, snow blowers, and shovels allow us to quickly remove copious amounts of snow and continue on with our daily lives. However, life in the snow... Read more
    Published on: 2020-03-02
  • Avalanches Affecting the Area
    Currently we are in our most active time of the year for avalanches to occur. Our snowpack is well established and still building as we go into the rest of February. The danger will continue to remain until our snowpack decreases and we see less accumulation. Now, avalanches may be... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-17

Sustainability

  • Sustainability Tips: Climate Change - Who's to Blame
    The main message of the environmental movement of the last 20 years in the United States has focused on reducing individual impact. “Consume less”, “drive less”, “downsize” are all things we as individuals are expected to do. The premise they’ve followed is that each of us is responsible for the... Read more
    Published on: 2020-02-25
  • Energy Saving Tips for Winter
    Is Your Home Ready For Winter?... Read more
    Published on: 2018-11-12
  • Sustainability Tip: Leave No Trace
    According to a survey by Keep America Beautiful, there are more than 6,700 individual pieces of litter per mile of roadway in the United States, over 90 percent of which are less than four inches. One of the best ways to prevent litter is by adhering to leave no trace... Read more
    Published on: 2018-09-03

Climate Action

  • Recycling MYTH BUSTERS!
    There is a lot of news about recycling in the US. We're here to bust some of the myths you've probably heard about!... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-31
  • The Trickiest Materials to Recycle
    Recycling can be tricky. The rules can and do change depending on markets, where you are, and how you recycle (dual stream or single stream). It’s important to recycle right, as too much contamination can cause a lot of recycling problems down the line, and may result in fines or... Read more
    Published on: 2020-01-31
  • Recycling Education Campaign - Summer 2019
    Introducing the Official Eagle County Recycling Guide The Climate Action Collaborative is launching our first Bi-Annual Recycling Education Blitz for the Eagle County Community. We are spelling out in perfect clarity (with pictures included) what can ALWAYS go in your recycle bin and what can NEVER EVER go in your recycle... Read more
    Published on: 2019-08-05