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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Walking Mountains Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 3, 2014 2:32:52 PM
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4-Star Rating Charity NavigatorWalking Mountains Science Center has earned the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator.  The award recognizes Walking Mountains for sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Walking Mountains adheres to good governance and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.  In addition to financial data, Charity Navigator reviewed 17 governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, providing information on its website for each of the charities it evaluates.  Accountability and Transparency (A&T) metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity's overall rating, reveal which charities have "best practices" that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

“Walking Mountains Science Center's coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator.  “Walking Mountains' supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

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