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Hiking with a Purpose: Volunteers Needed to Serve as Citizen Scientists

Volunteers can help scientists understand how climate change is affecting the American pika in the White River National Forest Avon, CO– Hikers are needed to volunteer to collect data to help scientists understand the potential impacts of climate change on the American pika and their alpine habitat.  Hikers who spot pikas are often charmed by these cute relatives of rabbits

Help Raise $10,000 for Sowing Seeds at the GoPro Mountain Games

Walking Mountains Science Center is thrilled to announce their collaboration with TIAA Bank and the Vail Valley Foundation for the GoPro Mountain Games. This partnership was inspired by TIAA’s commitment to sustainability and supporting local efforts to involve the community. One of the foundations of TIAA Bank, is giving back to the community. With a heritage of nonprofit work, the

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

Vail Certified as First Sustainable Mountain Resort Destination in the World

Today, Vail announced their certification as a sustainable mountain resort destination. Vail is the first destination in the world to be certified to the Mountain IDEAL sustainable destination standard . Additionally, Vail’s adherence to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) destination criteria makes it the first Certified Sustainable Destination in the United States certified by a GSTC-Accredited certifying body, Green Destinations. The conditional certification is

Walking Mountains Breaks Ground on New Borgen Precourt Center for Sustainability

On Monday, April 9th, Walking Mountains Science Center broke ground on the Borgen Precourt Center for Sustainability, named to honor two long-time local families who have supported Walking Mountains since its inception 20 years ago. Located directly across Walking Mountains Lane on the non-profit’s Tang Campus in Avon, the new classroom and staff office building will help Walking Mountains meet

From 900 to over 127,000 people served annually in Walking Mountains’ 20 Year History

In 1998, a small group of educators banded together with a common purpose: to provide supplemental, hands-on, outdoor science education to the students of Eagle County’s public and private schools. They used the shuttered Red Cliff School as their home base. It was called the Gore Range Natural Science School. The surrounding White River National Forest soon became more of

Input Needed on Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community

In 2016 a group of over 30 stakeholders that includes representatives from the public and private sectors of Eagle County, came together to develop the Climate Action Plan for the Eagle County Community.  After setting concrete goals and identifying groups to implement strategies, the collaborative project is now reaching out to the Eagle County residents it hopes to serve for

Walking Mountains Awards 2017 Volunteer of the Year

For 20 years, Walking Mountains Science Center has enjoyed dedicated and crucial community support; the majority of their programs are offered for free or at low cost due to the generosity of private donors, endowments and grants. However, some contribute to Walking Mountains’ mission with an often overlooked currency: good old fashioned elbow grease. Volunteers are essential to Walking Mountains’

Walking Mountains Science Center Announces Snowshoe Series with Icebreaker

During the first 6 weeks of 2018, locals and visitors alike are invited to join naturalists from Walking Mountains Science Center and brand ambassadors from Icebreaker on unique snowshoeing excursions in the White River National Forest. The four-part snowshoe series will consist of outings led by Walking Mountains’ naturalists and World Champion Athlete Josiah Middaugh, base-layer demos of Icebreaker products,