The Science Behind Series

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Have you ever wondered how something works or how something was made? In the monthly Science Behind series, we partner with a guest presenter to explore a large variety of interesting topics. The Science Behind series offers opportunities for adults to apply new knowledge and skills to everyday life, while having fun!

Classes are free or low cost to attend. Space is limited! Classes are monthly at Walking Mountains Science Center’s Tang Campus in Avon and  start at 6:30pm.

Want to be a local subject matter expert? Contact Scott Dunn, Community Programs Coordinator, at

Join Walking Mountains Science Center during Radon Awareness Month with special guests Chris Nichols and Roger Felch to experience the science behind radon. This program will explore what radon is and its impact on humans through the lens of multiple scientific disciplines and hands-on activities. 

The roll of friction in skiing cannot be understated. The material choices, preparations and regular maintenance and tuning of ski equipment all center on controlling friction forces. Striking the right friction balance between a ski and snow is critical to being able to safely enjoy the slopes. To learn about the importance of striking this perfect through proper ski maintenance and care, join Walking Mountains Science Center for the Science Behind Ski Tuning & Maintenance. Our STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator, Paul Leininger, will explore the science involved in keeping your skis in tip top shape and you out enjoying the mountains.

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