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

Reflections on the Foley Graduate Fellowship: Growth, Gratitude and Moving Forward

Celebrating 50 Years of the Vail Nature Center: A Legacy of Conservation and Education for Eagle County

Glaciers in Colorado

Reading with your child creates a lifelong love of learning

Harrington’s Penstemon is a Gem in Eagle County’s Wildflower Crown

Good Outdoor Gear Shouldn’t Generate Waste

The Intelligence of Bird Vocal Mimicry

How to Recycle an Antler

The Nature of Motherhood

World Astronomy Day May 18th: Astrology vs Astronomy

Embracing the Mud Season

The Evolution of Dogs

Bald Eagle Aeries are the Grandest Nests in Colorado

The Last Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S. until 2044

Pronghorns: The Fastest Land Animal in the Western Hemisphere

The Creation of Vail's Treeless Back Bowls

Snow Fly Winter Adaptations

Why do Chickadee Brains Shrink in Early Spring?

Snowshoeing: An Ancient Art

The Science Behind Leap Years

Snowmaking and its Long Term Potential

Darwin Day: A day to celebrate scientific and human achievement

Monogamous Mates in the Animal Kingdom

Winter Fishing: Trout Activity in the Cold

Enos Mills: Father of Rocky Mountain National Park

Keep Birds Safe: Prevent Birds from Colliding with Your Windows

The State of the Snowpack in Colorado

Curious Nature: You’ve Got Questions

Water's Polar Properties: Positives and Negatives

How to Honor the Winter Solstice

124th Annual Christmas Bird Count

All About: Wastewater Treatment Facilities

Wildlife Winter Diets

The Lewis and Clark Expedition and Consequences

Extinct Animals and Species Conservation

The Seasonal Cosmic Shift

Zombie Fungus in Parasites

Guide to Exploring and Identifying Colorado Bugs

Camp Hale’s Hurried River

Solar Eclipse on October 14: What you Need to Know

Tricks to Treat Yourself to a Fun and Frugal Costume This Halloween

National Roadkill Day: An Annual Reminder to Save Animal Lives

What is Aridification and How is it Affecting the Southwest?

What Sound do Male Elk Make?

How mycelium helps a forest ecosystem communicate underground

Evening Light pollution and night time bird migrations

Understanding Mosquitoes and Why they Suck

How Insects See the World

The Magical Science Behind Rainbow Formation

How to Identify the Snakes of Eagle County

How Rocky Mountain Wildlife Cools Down

Fireworks: A Timeless Tradition or Time to Go?

How to Protect Yourself from Widowmakers

What the Heck are Tardigrades?

Pride in the Wild: Queer Ecology & Queerness in Nature

Why are Boreal Toads Endangered Species?

National Dinosaur Day

Fertilizer 101– How to help your garden grow this summer...

Extreme Mothers in Nature

Bats and White Nose Syndrome in Colorado

Poop Pollutes

How to Cloud Watch?

Why is April’s meteor shower called Lyrids?

Rocky Mountain Animal Personality Quiz

Be Bear Aware

Happy National Spinach Day! Eating Spinach for Body and Planet Health.

White Rhinoceros Fighting Extinction: Preservation vs Revival

Skiing the Trees

How do certain animals come out on top when in conflict?

Celebrating Colorado Wildlife - National Wildlife Day February 22nd

“Get a Whiff of This” Pheromones Control More than Mating in the Animal Kingdom

A Winter Day in the Life of a Baby Beaver

Lunar Pareidolia: Why Do We See Shapes In The Moon?

Fleece Clothing & Micro-plastic Pollution

What Happens to Plant Under the Snow?

The Joy and Heartbreak of Colorado’s Current Snowpack

Why do you see so many aspen trees in Colorado?

Fermentation in the Forest

Is Climate Change Creating a Real Life Yeti?

Winter Scavenger Hunt for Kids

The Nuchu Before Us

The Artificial Versus Real Tree Debate

How can we mitigate food waste over the Thanksgiving season?

Shifting Winters and Climate Change

World Kindness Day: How You Can Be Kind to the Earth and Future Generations?

National Cat Week - Meooooow

Are Black Cats Bad Luck? Maybe Not for You...

Eyeshine color and animals - Who is looking at you?

The Northern Saw-whet Owl: North America’s Smallest Owl

What is a "Murder" of Crows?

How to Identify Your Sense of Place

Fall Scavenger Hunt for Kids!

Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Enjoying the Outdoors Sustainably

Why do Vultures Self Defense Vomit?

Migration of the Three Swallow Species in Colorado

Where to Find and Eat the Best Wild Berries

Foraging in Colorado: A Beginner's Guide

Preparing Your Garden for Winter and Protecting it From Frost

What is a threatened or endangered species? Extinct or extirpated?

How Do Bats See with Sound?

Do you Know These Unusual Animal Group Names?

The Colorful Life of Colorado’s Butterflies

Should You Hike with Your Dog Off Leash?

What are the Benefits of Vetch?

Explore the Outdoors with Kids: A Nature Scavenger Hunt

Did you know Colorado’s State Fossil is the Stegosaurus?

Why are Cavity-Nesting Birds Facing a Housing Crisis?

Mountain Goats Like Your Pee

Cliff Hangers: How do animals live on cliffs?

Why are Trails Closed in May?

The Practice and Utility of Phenology

Spring Scavenger Hunts to Awaken Your Senses!

Pure as the Driven Snow

Earth Day to Earth YAY!

The Science Behind Cuteness

The Age of De-Extinction!

Go Get Some Fresh Air!

Cutthroat Trout

Snake Hibernacula

One Tough Little Feline!

Catch me outside, how about that?

Layers & Lairs!

Surfing Powder and Atmospheric Rivers

Look UP! - Winter Constellations

Love is Strange: Unique Animal Mating Rituals

The Conifer’s Secret to Winter Survival

What’s the temperature?

Colorado Quarries

Calendar Chaos

Ski Wax & Sustainability - With Great Powder Comes Great Responsibility

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Fishing for Meteors in the Backcountry

Christmas Murder, Mayhem, and Bird Counts

Gratitude, Food, and Indigenous Genius

Nature is a Mathematician!

How the Potato Took Root in Eagle County

Rocks Tell Tales As Old As Time

A Tale of Two Ranges: The Sequel

Science Fiction & Technology

Largest Organisms: Aspen vs. Fungi?

What the Heck is That? The Unique Geology of Tenmile Canyon

Bumble Bees are not Bumbling Around Evolution

On Fire, Destruction, and Renewal

Science Behind the Beautiful Colors of Fall

The Family Tree

Coastal Birds in the Rocky Mountains, like the Black Crown Night Heron

The Venomous Spiders in Our Backyard

Superheroes, Super Senses and Real Life Super Powers in Our Skies: Raptors

Your Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words

Ursa Major: Same Constellation, Many Legends

A Tale of Two Ranges (Sort of)

Camping with Kids 101

They’re Pretty, Why Worry?

What is Wilderness?

Eagle County Snakes

Pika & Climate

What Makes Warblers So Cool Anyway?

The Rascally Raccoon - Live Fast, Eat Trash

Pasque Flowers are Back for Spring!

The Willow Trees: Nature’s Original Superfood

Amazing Alders: One of Eagle County’s lesser-known trees

Top Dogs of Colorado

Reintroduction of the Lynx in Colorado 20 Years Later

Spring thaw for the Colorado River

Arbor Day: Plant Responsibly

Right-Sided Sidehill Wampahoofus Spotted in Eagle Valley

Driving into the Past: The Geologic Formations at Wilmore Lake

Where Are Our Insects in Winter?

The Top of Colorado's Aquatic Food Chain is the River Otter!

Ode to a Bristlecone Pine

History of Lionshead Rock in Minturn, Colorado

Mystery and History of the Gray Wolf in Colorado

Winter Stargazing

Subnivean Zone: Life Under the Snow

Ogres & Avalanches: State of Our Snowpack

Seasonal Trail Closures

Dogs in Winter

America Recycles Day!

Creatures of the Night

Have you Smelled It? Fall is in the Air!

Romance in the Rut: Moose Mating Season is Finally Here!

Exploring Our Curious Nature in 2020

Where do leaves go after they fall from the trees?

Labor Day: A Fall Feeding Frenzy

Behold! Bountiful Edible Berries in Colorado

Stewards of the "Community"

It’s Almost Time to Harvest Pine Nuts

Colorado Day 2020: Our State Boundaries

Leave No Trace

Beauty is in the Eyes of the Bee-holder: Why are Flowers so Pretty?

Colorado’s Rarest Treasures: Wild Orchids

Freedom and Wilderness

Mythbusters: Bat Edition

What the Summer Solstice Means for Us

Mysterious Creatures of the Dark

What Makes Warblers So Cool Anyway?

Dandelions, Leave Them Be

Gardening at High Altitude in Colorado

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Our Wild Moms

Walking Mountains Blogs

Students to Stewards - Walking Mountains News, Hikes of the Week and events

Curious Nature - Learn about our wonderful environment

EVOM - El Rincón de EVOM (Eagle Valley Outdoor Movement)

Sustainability - Stay up to date with sustainability practices and new initiatives

Climate Action Collaborative - Follow the Collaborative's efforts to reduce carbon emissions in Eagle County 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 


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