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


Elizabeth Baer

Elizabeth is the Sustainability Fellow at Walking Mountains Science Center.

Recent Posts

Sustainable Valentine's Day

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Feb 14, 2024 8:23:44 AM
It's Valentine's Day and while this column might not usually give relationship advice, this month we have tips on how to show your love for the most special someone of all: the planet!
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Fall into Sustainability

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Oct 9, 2023 11:16:15 AM
The aspens are yellow, the first dustings of snow are on the mountains, and only the truly brave are still wearing Chacos… all glorious signs that fall has arrived in the mountains! While we..
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Topics: The Sustainable Film Series, Sustainability Tips, Recycling, Zero Waste

Staying Cool and Sustainable this Summer

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Jul 14, 2023 10:37:21 AM
The wait is over, after what felt like years of rainy day after rainy day, summer is finally here in full force. The blue skies and warm sun are beautiful for rafting, swimming, biking, and hiking..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips

Tips from the Zoomers

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Jun 12, 2023 12:10:48 PM
While we may scoff at TikTok and struggle to understand their emoji usage, our youngest generation is undoubtedly leading the way on sustainability worldwide. Our community is no exception. I have..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Planet Friendly Puppers

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Apr 13, 2023 9:46:31 AM
As the snow is melting you have may have noticed may…smelly presents… on the sidewalk from our furry friends. It can be easy to assume that taking a little less time in our winter walks won’t make a..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips

Sustainable Spring Break

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Mar 17, 2023 12:19:18 PM
Whether you are headed for sunny shores, staying close to home, or getting a final ski trip in, there are many ways to make your spring break sustainable! Tourism accounts for roughly 8% of the..
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Topics: Mountain IDEAL Destination, Sustainability Tips

"Dam-it!" it's ice dam season

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Feb 20, 2023 3:50:00 PM
This winter has been long… and if Punxsutawney Phil is to be believed, we still have a long way to go. Whether you rejoice in the snow for skiing or are patiently (or impatiently like I am) awaiting..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Sustainability Tips

Surprise Radioactivity: How Residential Radon was Discovered

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Jan 10, 2023 11:39:04 AM
Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that is the result of natural uranium decay in rock and soil. Unfortunately, radon is also the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer and accounts for over 20,000..
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Set Some Climate Action New Years Resolution!

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Dec 31, 2022 10:23:00 AM
As we look forward to the New Year ahead, many of us are making resolutions for self improvement and growth. This year, consider making some climate action resolutions to improve both your life and..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips, Staff Spotlight

'Tis the Season for Sustainable Gift Wrap

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Dec 12, 2022 9:38:26 AM
The holidays are a time for joy and generosity, however they can also be a time that generates a lot of waste. Americans throw away an estimated extra 25 million tons of garbage between Thanksgiving..
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Topics: Sustainability Tips