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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

  • 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
  • A Sustainable Transition Langmaid Joins Colorado Mountain College
    Dr. Kim Langmaid, the Founder and Vice President of Sustainability at Walking Mountains Science Center, has accepted a position as associate professor of sustainability studies at Colorado Mountain College Vail Valley at Edwards. Langmaid began her work at CMC this week.Markian Feduschak, President of Walking Mountains, offered his gratitude and... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-13

Curious Nature

  • Decomposition is Just the Start
    The arrival of September comes with a shifting in coloration of the aspen tree leaves from light green to a blaze of golden light. The soft rustling of the leaves and the sweet aroma of aspen dust fills the air. Beyond attracting the leaf peepers to the valley, these trees... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-16
  • The Many Different Habitats Offered in Eagle County
    Eagle County offers many beautiful places in which to explore nature and ponder the meaning of life. These places also foster an array of different plants and animals. From 6000 ft along the Colorado River to 14000 ft on Mount of the Holy Cross, the diversity in habitats is simply... Read more
    Published on: 2019-09-02
  • Tribute to Seniors
    Happy National Senior Citizens Day! For millennia, the elderly have played an important role as leaders, nurturers, and guardians of tradition. As we spend today celebrating the older members of society, we can turn to our friends in the wild to learn about the elderly members of wildlife species. Humans,... Read more
    Published on: 2019-08-19

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