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The Science Behind Slacklining with GoPro Mountain Games

Slacklining is a sport and art that can be a balance training, recreation, and a moving meditation. It is similar, at first glance, to tightrope walking, and is accomplished by stretching and tensioning a 1”– 2” wide length of nylon/polyester webbing between two anchor points, most often trees. Its origin has most commonly been attributed to the rock climbing community

The Science Behind Winter Weather and Climate with Dr. Jon Kedrowski

Residents and visitors to Colorado love participating in their favorite winter activities.  Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling in the backcountry occupy our snowy months in Colorado’s high country.  Weather and climate determine snow conditions and inform safe travel.  When it comes to safety in the backcountry, learning to interpret the weather and snowpack are the most essential skills a traveler

The Science Behind Permaculture

Permaculture.  You’ve heard of it, but what is it?  In short, permaculture (the word, coined by Bill Mollison, is a portmanteau of permanent agriculture and permanent culture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food,

The Science Behind Wildlife Biology with Bill Andree

The Eagle River Valley is home to a myriad of species of wildlife including the charismatic megafauna that symbolize the American West.  The black bear, mountain lion, lynx, moose, bighorn sheep, and many other mammals share the southern Rocky Mountains that we also call home.  Though we may see them occasionally on remote trails, or have tattoos of their silhouettes,