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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End of School Year Gratitude

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on May 5, 2023 11:24:41 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center

As we approach the end of the 22-23 school year, Walking Mountains Science Center would like to express our gratitude for the opportunity to provide our Field Science Programs to over 3,000 Kindergarten-8th grade students in the Eagle County School District. It's all thanks to the incredible support of our donors and partners, like Vail Resorts EpicPromise, that we can offer these programs to local students, teachers, and schools completely free of charge.

Walking Mountains’ Field Science Programs offer K-8 students outdoor learning experiences that not only complement their classroom curriculum but also enhance their scientific and environmental literacy, narrowing the achievement gap. These programs cover a wide range of topics, from geology and animal adaptations to ecology, snow science, and more. 

Through hands-on investigations and multidisciplinary approaches that accommodate different learning styles, Walking Mountains’ graduate educators work closely with teachers to align the curriculum with state and district standards in language arts, math, and science. 

With the support of Vail Resorts EpicPromise, and others, Walking Mountains is inspiring and educating the next generation of environmental stewards, from Kindergartners discovering “Nature’s Needs” to fourth graders exploring “Sustainable Energy” to middle schoolers investigating “Weather & Climate.” 

Walking Mountains' school programs provide much more than just a field trip, and we are truly grateful for every student we have the privilege of serving. Each brings their own special perspective, talents, and energy to our outdoor classrooms, and we feel privileged to be a part of their educational journey.

Stay curious!

Topics: Walking Mountains Science Center, School Programs, Staff Highlight

Walking Mountains Science Center

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Our mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education.