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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

  • Why are Trails Closed in May?
    Eagle County spring trail closures in effect May is here and somehow it is still mud season! We’ve been waiting for our favorite trails to melt out all spring, but why are so many trails still closed? Although spring can be a great time to get outside, it is also... Read more
    Published on: 2022-05-16
  • The Practice and Utility of Phenology
    What is phenology? Phenology is the study of the changing seasons. We can observe the changes in plant growth, animal behavior, weather and water patterns- really anything that changes with the seasons.... Read more
    Published on: 2022-05-09
  • Spring Scavenger Hunts to Awaken Your Senses!
    Spring awakens the natural world with its warm sunshine, heating up the ground and trees, enticing buds to form and for nature to start growing again. Spring is a wonderful time to get outside and try to spot the signs of nature waking up from winter. One fun way to... Read more
    Published on: 2022-05-02


Climate Action

  • Case Study: A Little Library With Big Impact: How the Town of Vail Public Library Leaves a Lasting Legacy
    Introduction Like in most small towns, the local library has a large impact on residents and visitors alike. Parents visit the library with their small children for story time, teens come to find a new book or have a quiet space to do homework, adults enjoy the extensive programming the... Read more
    Published on: 2022-05-19
  • Sustainability Tip: Gear Care and Responsible Purchasing
    Colorado hosts millions of outdoor enthusiasts and they all have something in common: a sense of stewardship for the land. In the last few years the demand for camping and outdoor gear has skyrocketed and production can’t keep up. It probably shouldn’t - creating new products is very taxing on... Read more
    Published on: 2022-05-13
  • Sustainability Tip: How to Take Climate Action
    Climate anxiety is real. Go into a local high school, you’ll quickly realize why students across Eagle County chose to walk out of class and protest for climate action in September 2019. Across the world, people - young and old - are worried about climate change and the lack of... Read more
    Published on: 2022-04-18