EdVenture Series

An EdVenture is an Educational Adventure for our donors $1,200+. By supporting Walking Mountains Science Center at this level, you will be invited to Educational Adventures throughout Eagle County. Our expert staff lead these excursions and teach our guests about the natural world surrounding them. Each EdVenture is a little different, but they all follow the same basic premise: bring people outside, teach them about nature, and then end the activity with a bite to eat, new friends, and a sense of wonder that has been awakened.

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Thank you for your continued support of Walking Mountains as an EdVenture member!

To encourage social distancing while enjoying the outdoors, we are offering more events this year with fewer participants at each.

Capacity is very limited – RSVP by visiting EdVenture Registration Page.

Not an EdVenture member? Click here to become a member.


Questions? Email Tessa Allen at TessaA@walkingmountains.org

Stay tuned for our Summer 2021 events!

Email James Kenly with any questions.

Fall Color Hike to Martin Creek

What is more constant than an ancient forest? Well, actually quite a lot! Our forests are always changing, and if were to time travel a few hundred years in the future—you may not even recognize some of your favorite trails, and there’s no better place to see this in action than at Martin Creek! Join us as we hike through expansive groves of old aspen undergoing their yearly transition into their golden fall coat.

Forest Bathing at Maloit Park

Forest bathing is the practice of making contact with nature by taking in deeply the atmosphere of the forest through all of our senses. The science is showing Forest Therapy to have positive effects on our psychology and physiology. Come experience a slow and mindful forest walk with a Certified Forest Therapy Guide that will leave you feeling connected and refreshed. Lunch will be provided.

Shrine Ridge Hike

A whole unique community of spectacular, hardy (and often very tiny) wildflowers thrive in Colorado’s harshest environment. Learn what makes these plants so beautiful and unique! This hike is a moderate level hike of 4.5 miles round-trip and 900 ft elevation gain.

Birding at Vail Nature Center

Calling birders of all abilities! Join Walking Mountains Founder, Kim Langmaid and Board Member, Jenny Maritz, for a morning of birding at the Vail Nature Center. Binoculars and bird books will be provided.

Forest Bathing at Maloit Park

Forest bathing is the practice of making contact with nature by taking in deeply the atmosphere of the forest through all of our senses. The science is showing Forest Therapy to have positive effects on our psychology and physiology. Come experience a slow and mindful forest walk with a Certified Forest Therapy Guide that will leave you feeling connected and refreshed.

Pika Project on Gore Creek Trail

The Front Range Pika Project is a citizen science initiative that engages the public in field research on the potential impacts of climate change on American Pika in alpine ecosystems across Colorado. The data collected is used by researchers and land managers to inform efforts to conserve American Pika and alpine ecosystems. On this program we will trek into the backcountry to collect data on the signs and presence of Pika at FRPP long-term monitoring sites. You will learn all about the cutest of alpine critters and their importance in our ecosystem.