Located near Centura Health in Avon right off of I-70. An innovative natural science learning campus for residents and visitors of the Eagle Valley. Free and open to the public.

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola on Vail Mountain out of Lionshead Village, Vail. All visitors must have a pass to ride the gondola. Free and open to the public with valid gondola pass.
Nestled along Gore Creek near the Betty Ford Alpine Garden and Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail Village.
601 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

Curious Nature

Fleece Clothing & Micro-plastic Pollution

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 30, 2023 8:15:00 AM
Whether you are visiting or living here in Eagle County, it does not take long to understand the need to be prepared in the outdoors for quick and sometimes extreme changes in the weather. A key..
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What Happens to Plant Under the Snow?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 23, 2023 8:15:00 AM
If you spend time outdoors in the wintertime, you are very likely to encounter the wonders of snow. As you look around, it’s easy to see all of the trees and other large plants that are present above..
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The Joy and Heartbreak of Colorado’s Current Snowpack

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 16, 2023 8:15:00 AM
As of the beginning of January the snowpack depth in the Upper Colorado Headwaters, which includes Eagle County, is 126% of average for this time of year . If you are a local snow slider, you are..
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Why do you see so many aspen trees in Colorado?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 9, 2023 8:15:00 AM
What's the largest tree you've ever seen? Maybe you have traveled to see the sequoias and redwoods in California. Maybe you found yourself in Sunderland, Massachusetts and found the Buttonball tree,..
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Fermentation in the Forest

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 2, 2023 8:15:00 AM
Happy New Year! Yet again, we have made it through the holiday season. A time for family, friends, celebration, and for many, alcohol. Humans are no stranger to the fermentation process as we have..
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Is Climate Change Creating a Real Life Yeti?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 26, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Most people have heard the legend of the yeti or abominable snowman, but could a real life version exist? Although the yeti is a mythical creature, there is a unique animal that could be considered..
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Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 19, 2022 8:15:00 AM
At first glance, it may seem that nature hides during the winter under the piles of snow that we receive here in the mountains. Many of us are ready to cozy up on the couch with a cup of cocoa after..
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The Nuchu Before Us

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 12, 2022 8:15:00 AM
On a sage-covered mesa overlooking the Eagle River, two boys hunch over a giant anthill. With intense focus, they flick agile fingers through tiny pebbles the hard-working ants bring up from below.  ..
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The Artificial Versus Real Tree Debate

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Dec 5, 2022 8:15:00 AM
When it comes to the holiday season many of us have traditions we use to celebrate that we hold near and dear to our hearts. There are many holidays and traditions during the winter and they range..
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How can we mitigate food waste over the Thanksgiving season?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 28, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Let’s all take a moment to reflect on what we all love so much about Thanksgiving. Is it seeing family and friends that we haven’t seen in a long time? Is it a nice home-cooked meal made with love?..
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Shifting Winters and Climate Change

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 21, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Temperate weather this fall extended one of the finest aspen-viewing seasons in memory. In fact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that September was the warmest on record..
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World Kindness Day: How You Can Be Kind to the Earth and Future Generations?

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Nov 14, 2022 8:15:00 AM
Today, November 13th, 2022 is World Kindness Day! World Kindness day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The day is about..
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