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

Walking Mountains Blog

When Kids Grow Kale...They Eat Kale

Posted by Shawna Wood on Jan 31, 2018 2:17:33 AM
All over the country parents are struggling with the shared experience of trying to get their kids to eat healthy.  It is not an uncommon sight to see youngsters turn up their noses at plates of..
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Topics: School Programs, Sowing Seeds

Letting Curiosity Lead the Way - Girls in Science

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 29, 2017 9:08:15 AM
Picture this, a room full of giggly girls, huddled around a white board and a large poster. The poster, taller than each of the girls, conveys a double helix structure snaking out like a ribbon..
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Topics: Girls in Science, School Programs

YouthPower365 Transplants Sowing Seeds Program to Walking Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 16, 2017 2:07:53 AM
For seven years, Sowing Seeds has introduced young students in Eagle County to the world of gardening, healthy eating and environmental stewardship. Stem by stem, leaf by leaf, hundreds of..
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Topics: Press Release, School Programs, Sowing Seeds

Students Today - Stewards Tomorrow

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jul 3, 2017 9:26:55 AM
As mountain peaks lose their snowy caps, creeks and rivers rush with white water, and wildflowers fill meadows and woods with their vibrant color, we are once again embraced by summer as another..
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Topics: School Programs

Science Questions Answered by Girls In Science Students!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 4, 2017 2:18:01 AM
More than ever, people claim to know a lot more than they do. Google has become a verb synonymous with looking up unknown information and Wikipedia is now the encyclopedia of choice for quick..
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Topics: Girls in Science, School Programs

Transforming Students Attitudes With Natural Science Education

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 31, 2017 12:07:44 PM
As a young adult I loved movies about high school. The exaggerated caricatures of the “jock” the “mean girl” and the “nerd” were just familiar enough to relate to the characters from my own school..
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Topics: School Programs

Work Worth Doing - Natural Resource Internship in Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains on Dec 1, 2016 1:41:15 AM
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”—Theodore Roosevelt
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Topics: School Programs, Internship

Walking Mountains Science Center's STEM Program Receives National Accreditation

Posted by Walking Mountains on Sep 30, 2016 10:44:54 AM
Walking Mountains Science Center’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Leadership Academy has been recognized by Change the Equation as an accomplished STEM program. Change the..
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Topics: School Programs, STEM

That's a Wrap! 2015/16 Eagle Valley School Programs in Review

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jun 1, 2016 2:52:34 PM
As fast as the winter snow gives way to budding aspens and blooming wildflowers each year, another school year has wrapped up and unfolded into summer. Throughout the academic year, Walking..
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Topics: School Programs

Avon In-School Science Programs: Connecting Lessons and the Real World

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Feb 29, 2016 2:07:29 AM
“It smells like my turtle” exclaimed a young fifth grader from Avon Elementary School covering his nose, but not the huge grin on his face. What is he referring to? The smell of the Wastewater..
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Topics: School Programs

Fellowship and Masters Degree Education in the Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 20, 2016 11:53:56 AM
People move to the mountains for all kinds of reasons – the skiing, the sunsets, the active lifestyle, and now a Master’s Degree. Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon, Colorado is pleased to..
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Topics: Employment, Press Release, School Programs, Internship

The Teaching Students: Graduate Fellows

Posted by Walking Mountains on Jan 5, 2016 8:52:40 AM
“I love respecting nature at Walking Mountains!” one 5th grader from Avon Elementary School enthusiastically remarked to his classmate as they headed out for their first Waking Mountains Science..
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Topics: School Programs