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

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Senator Udall Visits New Walking Mountains Campus

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 7, 2011 4:45:39 PM
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Senator Mark Udall Visits Walking MountainsOn Friday, June 3rd Senator Mark Udall visited the new Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, CO.  The Senator was keen to hear about the non-profit/public partnership that Walking Mountains has forged with the Eagle County School District.  A small group of folks, including representatives from the Town of Avon, Walking Mountains and the Eagle County School District, participated in a discussion about this successful collaboration.

Walking Mountains currently influences about 3,500 Eagle County school kids through a variety of programs such as supplementary field studies classwork, a full time Avon in-school science teacher and the popular "Girls in Science" after school program.  Science literacy has increased across the board as a direct result of these programs.  Programs that are subsidized and made possible through generous donations.

The new Walking Mountains Science Center will open to the public on August 20th of this year.  The expansion of facilities and programs will hopefully allow the center to achieve a goal of reaching all 6,000 K-12 students in Eagle County on a yearly basis.

“We're in a tough economic situation right now,” Udall said. “The way we're going to grow is through innovation, science and research. Anything to get (kids) interested in science will pay off.”

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