Forest Bathing Hike

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

Peak Steward Training with Colorado 14ers Initiative

This joint program from Walking Mountains Science Center & Colorado 14ers Initiative teaches participants the unique ecology of Colorado’s Alpine Tundra, and how to engage as stewards of this delicate ecosystem. This training prepares participants to serve as a US Forest Service and CFI volunteer Peak Steward, educating 14er hikers on Leave-No-Trace, ecology, & alpine stewardship. Logistics Date: Saturday June

Nature Story Walk

Enjoy a nature story outside as we explore what makes the woods and water so special to our local plant and animal communities. We will read a new story each week and take a nature walk to discover how these themes exist in our everyday lives. No pre-registration required, just show up! When: Tuesdays | 10:00 am-11:00 am (6/18-924) Cost:

Pulling Together Volunteer Program

Get your hands dirty! Each week we will teach about the project and why it is important to our ecological community. Then we will pull together as a group to remove invasive plant species, plant native vegetation, and build or maintain hiking trails. Light refreshments will be provided. Bring clothes to get dirty in, water,…

Ladies Overnight Hut Trip

Walking Mountains Science Center is pleased to invite you to a Ladies Overnight Hut Trip this August!  This unique experience offers you the chance to hike with a Certified Interpretive Guide, enjoy a catered dinner and breakfast, and take a yoga class in the morning on top of the mountain.  How can you say no? Twenty spots are available for

Alpine Bank Free Community Shred Day

Spring cleaning uncover some sensitive but useless files? Eagle County residents are invited to a secure paper-shredding day at Alpine Bank in Eagle! While you take advantage of this free opportunity, Alpine Bank will generously be accepting cash donations that will benefit Walking Mountains Science Center. Shred any unwanted documents with personal information. Staples or paperclips do not need to

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…

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