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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

  • Back to School with Walking Mountains
    As the sound of summer campers exploring the Avon Tang Campus fades and the nights become cooler, the Youth Programs team is hard at work preparing for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Our Afterschool Programs Team is actively recruiting students for our Girls and Science and STEM program. Girls in... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-06
  • Four Ways to Support Your Child in the Outdoors
    Walking Mountains summer science camp is full of dynamic learning opportunities. We educators use science and nature together to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire stewardship of the natural world, but often only get to spend a week with your camper. It is well established that children who spend... Read more
    Published on: 2022-08-02
  • Teachers & Students: An Update from the Foley Graduate Fellows
    Did you know that Walking Mountains’ Youth Program Educators are also graduate students in our Foley Graduate Fellowship?This summer, Walking Mountains will celebrate the graduation of our third cohort of students from the Foley Graduate Fellowship program. For the past two years, Riley Gaines, Lydia Delehanty, Helen Thompson, and Trisha... Read more
    Published on: 2022-07-05

Curious Nature

  • Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?
    A kaleidoscope of colors are about to be unlocked as we transition into autumn; ocean-blue oregon-grape at our feet, bright red thimbleberries ripe for the picking, and hillsides of golden aspens await. Where would you guess we are in our fall color spectrum? Colorado State University predicts that we are... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-19
  • Enjoying the Outdoors Sustainably
    The urge to leave one’s mark on the world may be a uniquely human trait. But this month on September 17, National CleanUp Day and World Cleanup Day, events like the Eagle River Watershed Council’s annual Highway Clean up and Eagle River Cleanup, remind us that there are some marks... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-12
  • Why do Vultures Self Defense Vomit?
    What image comes to mind when you hear the word vulture? When I close my eyes, I picture omens of death, circling ominously overhead as if in an old western movie. Or my stomach is turned by imagining them scavenging on a dead deer along the side of the highway.... Read more
    Published on: 2022-09-05


Climate Action