“Why Science Matters” with Sheril Kirshenbaum on October 3rd

Why does science matter? Science matters because it powers our lives. Scientific understandings have built the foundations of modern society in more ways than we can count, but the sheer complexity of modern science is daunting. Understanding and interpreting scientific information can be challenging, but it is vital to understand the facts before making those important personal and societal decisions

Art and Science: Those Who Call the Eagle River Watershed Home Art Show and Presentation

Two Avon nonprofits are pleased to partner while offering an event that highlights art and science. Walking Mountains Science Center will co-host the Vail Valley Art Guild’s First Friday reception to unveil the “Eagle Watershed” exhibit at the Art of the Valley Gallery on Friday March 3. Vail Valley Art Guild artists and photographers have captured the beauty of the

Walking Mountains and Town of Vail Celebrate America Recycles Day

In recognition of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, the Town of Vail is joining communities around the country in hosting a series of events to encourage waste reduction and recycling. The town’s environmental office is partnering with the Vail Public Library and Walking Mountains Science Center on the local America Recycles Day Events. This year’s activities will include a

Kids Love The Huts

If you can, think back to the first time you spent the night at a 10th Mountain Division Hut. If you were anything like me, you were incredibly excited! Remember that special awe you had overlooking the amazing landscaping? Through the Summer Science Camps at Walking Mountains Science Center, we have the joy of taking campers to local huts for two to three-night overnights.

A Celebration of Our Environment – Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Avon, Colo. August 4, 2015 – Join Walking Mountains Science Center and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa on Friday, September 4th at 5:30pm for an evening of short films about our environment. In addition to a selection of short films, the event will feature conservation photographer and film maker Morgan

College Creates Sustainable Futures

I recently attended the first Community Partnership Advisory Council meeting for the Sustainability Studies program at Colorado Mountain College. The purpose of the committee is to benefit current and future students and the Eagle Valley community at-large by enhancing student engagement opportunities in the community. Our local high school students who are soon graduating, and all of our communities throughout

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