Hiking Through History with ECHS

Join Walking Mountains Science Center and the Eagle County Historical Society for a full day of hiking and history as we explore two historic geological sites. Guides from Walking Mountains will lead participants to these locations and speak to the geological formations that make these sites significant. Experts, locals, and fellow community members from the…

Vail Mountain Nature Talk

Vail Mountain Naturalist will present on a wide variety of of topics pertaining to species found in the local ecosystems each day. All ages. No pre-registration required, just show up! 2018 Schedule: Daily | 1:15 pm | 6/9/18-9/3/18 This program takes place out of the Nature Discovery Center on top of Vail Mountain. You will need a lift ticket to

Walking Mountains Solar Rollers

Walking Mountains Science Center partnered with the Carbondale, Colorado non-profit, Solar Rollers to provide high school STEM programming.  We are happy to extend our STEM pathway by giving continuing opportunities to participants in STEM Curiosity Lab!    Walking Mountains Solar Rollers participants learn about renewable energies and the engineering process through the creation of a…

Mountain IDEAL Standard Sustainable Destination Certification

The Mountain IDEAL: A Destination Certification Standard Recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Walking Mountains Science Center supports mountain resort communities in becoming globally recognized certified sustainable destinations.The Mountain IDEAL recognized by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as a sustainability standard and certification program for mountain resort communities. It provides a framework of sustainable tourism criteria and performance

Sowing Seeds

For seven years, Sowing Seeds has introduced young students in Eagle County to the world of gardening, healthy eating and environmental stewardship. Stem by stem, leaf by leaf, hundreds of children have learned a valuable lesson: that time, patience, and constant care create amazing results. Since its inception, Sowing Seeds has been owned and managed by the Vail Valley Foundation’s

Free Recycling Facility Tours

Join us for a FREE guided tour of the Eagle County Materials Recovery & Household Hazardous Waste Facilities! Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycled items after you leave them at the curb or drop them off at a recycling drop-site? Want to find out? Without knowing what happens next, it is hard to truly understand the impact you

Winter Nature Walks

Join a Walking Mountains Naturalist for a gentle, educational hike through aspen forests and streamside communities. Learn about the ecology and animal adaptations of this mountain environment. Walks will be conducted on snowshoes as necessary depending on snow levels. Please wear proper footwear and clothing for the outdoors in winter. Snowshoes provided when necessary. All…

Backcountry Snowshoe Hikes

This program has ended for the 2017/18 Winter season. Please check back in Fall 2018 for more information. Join an instructor trained as a Certified Interpretive Guide on these leisurely half-day outings in the White River National Forest. Snowshoes are provided, but guests must bring their own sense of wonder and enthusiasm for spending time…

Custom Private Programs

Book your private experience today! Walking Mountains Science Center offers personalized adventures for groups of all types! Our instructors are all Certified Interpretive Guides and Wilderness First Responders and have the passion and knowledge to engage all audiences with our local wonders. From guided hikes on public lands to family friendly Environmental Education programs, we tailor each experience to your group and interest! See