Who would have thought that spending a night in an ice cave 22,000 feet above sea level and picking glass shards out of a companion’s eye could serve as inspiration for a lifelong philanthropic commitment? Certainly not Jim Nowak, and that is only part of the story behind this mountaineer, ice climber, and sustainable champion’s dedication to inspiring and helping
Sometimes being a naturalist is a lot like being a detective. One of the main requirements is to be overly observant of the world around me while looking for clues in the form of interesting specimens, signs, and stages in the forest to share with participants on my programs. This is especially exciting during the wintertime in our snow-covered landscape
There is something for everyone here at the Science Center in Avon. While Walking Mountains is instrumental in teaching natural science education to the kids of Eagle County through field studies programs and summer camps, we also offer many programs just for the Vail community. Did you know that we also operate the Vail Nature Center in the summertime and
Join us this weekend (9/14 & 9/15) for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Walking Mountains Science Center! These environmental films are sure to change your world. Feature films include: Mother Nature’s Child, Nico’s Challenge, Walking the Valley: Mountain Pine Beetle and Green Fire. Walking The Valley: This segment takes you out into the White River National Forest on Vail Mountain to discuss the
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. ~John Lubbock The Avon-based Walking Mountains Science Center opened its new campus doors last year in August. Though having served the community with science and environmental education for over 13
Our campus muskrat hard at work in the Walking Mountains pond. Stop by the science and nature center in Avon for family fun in nature! FREE admission and guided nature hikes daily at 2pm. Check online for upcoming events at Walking Mountains Science Center . Photo credit: Naturalist Jeff Holoubek
Get tickets online: www.walkingmountains.org Download the Summer Community Programs Schedule Walking Mountains Events Calendar Walking Mountains Science Center is located in Avon, just off I-70 exit 167. Hours of operation are Monday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Admission is free to the public.
Walking Mountains was recently awarded the 2012 CRES award in the commercial new construction category. Plaques and certificates were awarded to: Brian Sipes, AIA, LEED-AP, Walking Mountains, Zehren & Associates, Mithun, RA Nelson & Associates and Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers. Congrats to all!
Stop by the new Science and Nature Center in Avon to get immersed in the winter ecology of Colorado. This family friendly program is full of engaging activities and fascinating information about the flora and fuana of our mountain valley. The program will be presented indoors at Walking Mountains Science Center, it will be offered every Monday thru April 2012. Winter Wonders Monday, January 2nd 7pm