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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: Top Five Fall Color Hikes
    This year, our fall foliage season seems to be taking its cue from the calendar, and with the autumn equinox now behind us we are starting to see our forests turn to gold! Marked by crisp, cool days, and crystal clear skies, fall is one of the best times to... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-26
  • Walking Mountains Expands Family Programs to Gypsum & Dotsero
    Walking Mountains Science Center will begin offering free family programs in Gypsum and Dotsero beginning September 25! Families with young children ages 3 to 6 are encouraged to come explore the natural world and have fun with others while developing their sense of place. Walking Mountains believes in fostering a... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-20
  • Hike Of The Week: Tennessee Pass and Camp Hale
    As the aspens outside the window by my desk here at Walking Mountains Science Center are only just starting to show hints of yellow, it’s clear that fall is taking its time to arrive this year. Last year we were nearing peak color by the third week of September, but... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-17

Curious Nature

  • Colorado Cats – Meet the Bobcat, Lynx, and Mountain Lion
    Do you have a pet dog at home? What about a pet cat? These domesticated animals are our furry friends and cozy companions. But did you know that their wild counterparts are some of our neighbors here in the Eagle Valley? They may be less cuddly and more ferocious, but... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-14
  • National Child Health Day
    Think, for just a minute, about the children in your life. Maybe you have your own children, or maybe you just drive by the same three kids at the bus stop in the early dawn, but children add light and life to everyday life in so many ways. And so... Read more
    Published on: 2019-10-07
  • It’s Fall, Y’all: Unbe-leaf-able Beauty and the Science Behind it!
    And so it begins. A curious look out your window won’t reward you with pops of purple and blue flowers in the fields. However, you may catch glimpses of yellow from a falling leaf and find yourself wishing for a hot cup of cocoa and an extra layer of clothing.... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-30

Sustainability

  • 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
  • Sustainability Tip: Eat it and Keep It: Store Your Apple Core
    Composting Apple Cores Did you know that an apple core can decompose in as little as one month when composted correctly? However, it could take up to six months for an apple core to decompose if simply left outside, and, it will remain intact for years, even decades if thrown... Read more
    Published on: 2018-08-20

Climate Action

  • 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
  • Plastics: A Solution and a Curse
    “There is no such thing as ‘away.’ When we throw something away it must go somewhere.” -Annie Leonard Plastics, or more scientifically understood as “polymers,” truly have an interesting relationship with humanity. This material can be molded into almost anything and was first created to be a benefit to the... Read more
    Published on: 2019-07-19
  • The Recycling Industry is not Dead
    Recycling is far from dead and in Colorado it's alive and thriving! Each year, millions of Americans take their plastic, glass, and cardboard items and toss them into their local recycling bin in hopes that these materials will one day be reused and turned into something new. While recycling has... Read more
    Published on: 2019-07-19