The Science Behind Series

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Overview

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 scottd@walkingmountains.org

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Join the six musicians of “The Brass Project” as they take you behind the scenes to discover the elements of science found in performing chamber music. Through guided listening, audience participation, and personal insights, these musicians will unpack the elements that go into playing music together.

Mickey Wilson, pro slackliner, 4-time world champion, from the infamous Arapahoe Basin ski lift rescue, will be giving a talk titled The Science Behind Slackline at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO on Aug. 16th.  Mickey has a master’s degree in physics and a love for slacklining.  Come join Mickey on Friday evening to hear his insights about the amazing world of slacklining and also learn the basics of slacklining as well as the basic physics behind the sport.  Finally, Mickey will hold a hands-on clinic following the presentation outside on the Walking Mountains campus.

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Join Walking Mountains Science Center with special guest Briana Wiles, author, herbalist, and teacher, for the Science Behind Edible and Medicinal Plants.  On Thursday, September 12th at 6:30 pm registered participants will gather to learn from Briana’s years of experience while discussing the scientific medicinal properties of local plants in our valley.  During this interactive presentation all attendants will be given the tools and materials to practice the art of herbal medicine by crafting their very own herbal concoction to take home.  Pre-registration is required to reserve a spot at this program — limit to 15 people!

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Join Walking Mountains Science Center with special guest Kayla Webber to experience the science behind forest bathing. This experience is designed to make contact with nature by taking in deeply the atmosphere of the forest through all of our senses.

Those of us that are lucky enough to live in these beautiful mountains know and recognize that fresh air and outdoor experiences have dramatic effects on our health and happiness. The science is slowly catching up and is showing Forest Bathing to have positive effects on our psychology and physiology.

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Join Walking Mountains Science Center with special guest Trish Esperon to experience the science behind horticultural therapy. This program will explore the scientific evidence supporting the use of horticultural therapy for a variety of purposes using hands-on experiences.

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Join Walking Mountains Science Center with special guest Carrie Eckenhoff, owner of Equilibrium Physical Therapy, as we explore treatment options for both concussion-related dizziness and BPPV-related dizziness and vertigo. Participants will experience the physical processes involving manual treatments and exercises. There are a number of tests that can be done to determine if your dizziness is related one of these systems, and if there is potential to improve on it through focused therapy.

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