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.

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Questions? Email Tessa Allen at TessaA@walkingmountains.org

9:30am-1:00pm

Snowshoe in the serenity of Vail’s backcountry and learn about the intricate communities of critters which spend their winters under the snowpack, discover why Colorado’s snow is the gold standard for skiers and snowboarders, and dig (literally) into the science of avalanches.

5:30-6:15pm & 8:30-9:15pm

Following the Sustainable Film Series screenings of The Need to GROW, debrief the film with local expert Shawn Bruckman and explore what is being done here in Eagle County to contribute to the soil health solution to global climate change. Watch the film trailer here.

7:00-10:00pm

Join us for this unique snowshoeing program that combines a backcountry night hike with a mindfulness experience under the light of the full moon.

9:00am-1:00pm

Enjoy a backcountry hike and explore the many stories told by the tracks and signs of our wildlife neighbors. For example, hear the story of how Lynx were re-introduced into our mountains, and what their tracks have in common with their iconic prey—the snowshoe hare.

September 23 – 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.

September 16 – 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.

July 22 – 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.

July 23 – 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.

August 11 – 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.

August 19 – 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.