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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Forest Service Research Project Offers College Credits and Paid Internship in Vail

Posted by Walking Mountains on Apr 19, 2013 9:46:52 AM
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[gNational Forest Service High School Research Projects with Walking Mountains Science Center

High school students in Eagle County have a fun and exciting opportunity to learn outdoors while being paid and receiving college credit this summer.  With funding from the National Forest Foundation and the Ski Area Conservation Fund supported by Vail Resorts, Walking Mountains Science Center is offering 12 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors a paid internship to spend eight-weeks participating in an important field research project with the U.S. Forest Service.

Students will be trained in research techniques and outdoor skills that may serve them for the rest of their lives while learning about careers in science and conservation.  As part of their outdoor skills training the group will hike Notch Mountain and the summer will culminate with a three-day hut trip.  Interns will also earn credits from Colorado Mountain College for the academic portion of the internship.

This is an amazing opportunity for students to learn and work outdoors while being paid; earning credit and gaining experience that will give them a leg-up on future careers or college applications!  Students who are interested in a fun summer experience working and learning outside with other high school students, should contact us at info@walkingmountains.org

Topics: Employment, Environmental Education, Internship

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