Get Transported to Nepal with Ice Climber and First-Ever Marmot Ambassador Jim Nowak

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

Detective Work in the Cold

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

Walking Mountains Community Programs

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

Wild & Scenic – Fun for the Whole Family!

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

Walking Mountains Science Center Celebrates Successful First Year

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

Vail Family Activities – Winter Wonders

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