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 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

Sustainability Tips for Renters

Posted by Elizabeth Baer on Nov 23, 2022 7:00:00 AM
There are many great resources for homeowners on how to improve their home’s energy efficiency and sustainability. However, finding sustainable solutions can be more difficult when you rent your..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Sustainability Tips