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

Haley Baker

Haley Baker
Sowing Seeds Coordinator. An Ohio native, Haley fell in love with the Rockies as a Naturalist and Sustainability Intern at Walking Mountains. As Sowing Seeds Coordinator, Haley is thrilled to have the chance to inspire local students to get their hands dirty in their school gardens.

Recent Posts

More Than the Minturn Mile: Minturn's History

Posted by Haley Baker on Dec 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM
Atop Vail Mountain, the sun is beginning to lower towards the Flat Tops Wilderness area after a long day of skiing. To wrap up the perfect powder day, you approach a backcountry gate leading to a..
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If You Grow It

Posted by Haley Baker on Jul 22, 2019 8:30:00 AM
Once a week on a (hopefully) sunny afternoon, the students at the elementary schools in Eagle, Colorado get the chance to take a break from the normal schoolday routine. Leaving the clean and..
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Martha, the Last of the Passenger Pigeons

Posted by Haley Baker on Sep 4, 2018 3:21:09 AM
On September 1st, 1914, a legend passed in the aviary at the Cincinnati Zoo. That legend was a single pigeon, named Martha, after George Washington’s wife. Martha was the last of her kind, and..
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What is a Grebe?

Posted by Haley Baker on Jul 9, 2018 3:17:24 AM
You’re out enjoying an evening on the lake when you notice a strange bird floating along the surface of the water. It’s not quite a duck, too small for a goose, and more awkward than a graceful..
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Stephen Hawking's Universe

Posted by Haley Baker on Jun 18, 2018 3:39:44 AM
“The idea of 10 dimensions might sound exciting, but they would cause real problems if you forget where you parked your car.” -Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design
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Garden Groundwork Planning for your Mountain Garden

Posted by Haley Baker on Apr 30, 2018 3:02:29 AM
Does the occasional spring-like weather have you itching to get your hands in the dirt? Are you getting tired of browsing the produce section at the grocery store rather than going out and picking..
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Flashy Falcons The American Kestrel

Posted by Haley Baker on Feb 5, 2018 2:33:32 AM
Perhaps you were stuck in construction traffic on I70, or maybe you were taking it easy on Highway 6, absentmindedly scanning the road and the scenery. Suddenly, you see a flash of color out of..
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Putting the Past into Perspective

Posted by Haley Baker on Oct 16, 2017 3:19:24 AM
We’ve all heard the tales and legends of human history in Colorado - resourceful Utes, daring explorers, eager miners, and wild cowboys. However, Colorado was an exciting place to be long before..
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The Humble Ground Squirrel

Posted by Haley Baker on Sep 18, 2017 2:34:43 AM
If you’ve attempted a picnic in Colorado, you’ve probably learned it’s hard to find a spot where your picnic won't be crashed by some of our local wildlife. These barbecue bandits emerge quietly..
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Following the Signs

Posted by Haley Baker on Jul 17, 2017 2:53:41 AM
Summer is in full swing and the opportunities for recreation seem almost limitless. Trails take off in every direction leading hikers, bikers, climbers, horseback riders, kayakers, and fishers to..
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Bearing Up For Bear Season in Colorado

Posted by Haley Baker on Jun 19, 2017 3:01:16 AM
As we flip our calendars to June and longer days turn the hillsides from snowy white to grassy green, people are emerging squinty-eyed from their schools and homes explore the summer activities..
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That's not a Reindeer! Elk, Deer, Moose & Bighorn Sheep in Colorado

Posted by Haley Baker on Dec 26, 2016 1:45:12 AM
At the base of Vail Mountain, the villages are filled with twinkling lights, colorful decorations, warm fireplaces, and happy families; there’s no question that the holidays are fast approaching...
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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 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050 


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