The High Country Speaker Series: Rick Spitzer

The High Country Speaker Series, a collaboration between the Eagle Valley Library District and Walking Mountains Science Center, kicks off its 2019 schedule of presentations on Thursday, February 7th with a presentation by local legend Rick Spitzer at Walking Mountains Science Center. Due to popular demand, join us on Wednesday, April 3rd for a special encore presentation! The mission of

Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle Valley Library District Announce Lineup for the 16th Annual High Country Speaker Series

Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle Valley Library District are excited to once again welcome a variety of authors, scientists, and performers to the 16th annual High Country Speaker Series kicking off on January 23rd. Free and open to the public, the theme for this year’s series is “health and wellness in the high country.” Presenters, ranging from Pulitzer

High Country Speaker Series Finale: Jon Turk

The 15th annual High Country Speaker Series concludes on April 17th when Walking Mountains Science Center welcomes back legendary explorer and environmental advocate Jon Turk to the Eagle Valley. Turk has done it all, from writing the first environmental science textbook in 1971 to paddling a kayak from Japan to Alaska or biking through the Gobi desert, the world of

High Country Speaker Series: Dyana Furmansky

The 15th annual High Country Speaker Series continues on April 6th when Walking Mountains Science Center welcomes celebrated author and public lands advocate Dyana Furmansky to their campus in Avon. Furmansky’s first piece on the history of public lands was published in American Heritage Magazine in 1982. Her latest book Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who saved Nature

High Country Speaker Series – Protecting the Places We Play

The High Country Speaker Series presented by Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle Valley Library District continues on Friday, March 18th with the first ever panel discussion including representatives from three local recreation oriented organizations. The discussion, “Protecting the places we play” at Walking Mountains Science Center will build on this year’s theme for the series of ‘creating a

2015 High Country Speaker Series Concludes with Local Celebrity and Free Flowing Advocate John Fielder

On Friday, April 10th, the High Country Speaker Series draws to a dramatic and picturesque conclusion with local wilderness champion John Fielder presenting his take on Mountain Culture and the Environment through imagery from his experiences on one of Colorado’s most divisive resources. The Yampa River: Free Flowing and Wild Forever will be the focus of Fielder’s presentation at the

High Country Speaker Series – High Culture: Mountains & Our Minds

IF YOU GO What: High Country Speaker Series continues with Colorado State professor and celebrated writer John Calderazzo Where: Walking Mountains Science Center (318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO) When: Friday, February 27th | 5:30-7:00 Cost: Free We love where we live. Snowcapped peaks, unlimited recreational opportunities, and seemingly unadulterated environments all influence individual decisions to build lives in the mountains.

High Country Speaker Series Continues With Nature Photographer, Boyd Norton

The 12th annual High Country Speaker Series, a partnership between the Eagle Valley Library District and Walking Mountains Science Center, continues this Tuesday, March 11, with a presentation by world renowned nature photographer Boyd Norton. Norton has spent his career sharing the wonders of unique wild places through his photography and writing, while at the same working for their long