Peak Steward Training with Colorado 14ers Initiative

This joint program from Walking Mountains Science Center & Colorado 14ers Initiative teaches participants the unique ecology of Colorado’s Alpine Tundra, and how to engage as stewards of this delicate ecosystem. This training prepares participants to serve as a US Forest Service and CFI volunteer Peak Steward, educating 14er hikers on Leave-No-Trace, ecology, & alpine stewardship. Logistics Date: Saturday June

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

Let’s Talk Climate Action

On September 14th, 19th, and 22nd, the public is invited to attend open house sessions and provide input on an emerging climate action plan for the Eagle County community. For the past seven months, a group of 30 stakeholders from local towns, businesses, and nonprofits has been gathering to learn about climate change, set greenhouse gas reduction targets for the

Eagle Valley Schools Journey Towards Sustainability

Dozens of passionate and dedicated Eagle Valley students and teachers went above and beyond academic requirements last year to find ways to save energy at school. They are part of a growing coalition of Eco-Schools joining the Eagle Valley’s journey toward sustainability. Together, schools have saved over $11,500 in their energy bills in the past two years all thanks to

Eagle County High School Students Monitor Stream Health for the Forest Service

Contributed by Peter Wadden, Landscape Stewardship Coordinator at Walking Mountains Science Center. Thanks to ongoing support from the National Forest Foundation and Vail Resorts’ Ski Conservation Fund, 12 high school students will participate in the fourth summer of the Walking Mountains Science Center’s Natural Resource Internship in 2015. The interns will work under the supervision of Matt Grove, fisheries biologist

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

Walking Mountains Science Center Announces Next Round of Actively Green Business Trainings in April

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Scott Robinson, Marketing Manager Walking Mountains™ Science Center Phone: 970.688.4250 E-mail: Avon, Colo. March 31, 2015 – Join Walking Mountains Science Center on April 8th and 15th from 1:00 – 4:30pm for their Actively Green training sessions for businesses at the Antlers at Vail. The cost is $100 for the first staff member, and