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

Sustainability

Walking Mountains Science Center

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

Recent Posts

The Sustainable Film Series: Blue Heart

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM
The Balkan Peninsula, or Balkans, is a region in southeastern Europe composed of 10 different countries. Dubbed the Blue Heart of Europe, the region is home to the last wild rivers in all of the..
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Topics: The Sustainable Film Series

The Sustainable Film Series: Death By Design

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jan 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Take a minute to think about the number of electronics you own. Smartphone, tablet, laptop, and smartwatch just name a few of what most Americans individually own these days. Think about the last..
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Topics: The Sustainable Film Series

Energy Smart Colorado communities invest over $42 Million in energy efficiency projects

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Oct 12, 2018 9:06:12 AM
At its annual Partner Summit, which was held at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon in September, Energy Smart Colorado (ESC) recognized its 10 partner agencies for their collective..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Press Release

Think Local First: How Shopping Relates to Sustainability

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Sep 25, 2018 5:14:31 PM
Why does is it matter where I shop? Fact: Did you know that only about 33.6% of the revenue from national chains is reinvested into the community, while approximately 64.8% of the revenue from..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Sustainability Tips

A Guide to Worm Bin Composting

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 30, 2018 9:50:02 AM
Build Your Own Worm Composting Bin! Worm composting is great for folks who don’t have the space or volume of waste to support larger composting systems. Worm bins can be used in apartments, offices,..
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Topics: Composting

A Guide To Electric Vehicles (EVs) In Colorado

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 29, 2018 4:18:17 PM
Electric Vehicles: The Efficient Answer in Eagle County  In 2014, Eagle County had an estimated 378,615 metric tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere from the transportation sector. Of that, 79% was..
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Topics: Electric Vehicles

How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Aug 22, 2018 11:53:54 AM
Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste in Eagle County * All household hazardous waste can be brought to the HHW Facility located two miles north of Wolcott (Exit #157),off Highway 131, at the Eagle..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, Recycling, Waste Update

Lightbulb Swap at Eagle County Fair aims to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 26, 2018 2:48:49 PM
Eagle County residents are invited to a light bulb swap at the Eagle County Fair from July 26-28. Simply by bringing two inefficient, old-tech lightbulbs to the Eagle County Fair, residents will..
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Topics: Climate Action Collaborative, LED Swap

Holy Cross Energy offers $500,000 in grants for energy efficiency projects

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Jul 3, 2018 10:57:25 AM
Holy Cross Energy (HCE) announced its 2018 Think Efficiency grant program, offering $500,000 in matching grant funds for commercial HCE customers to carry out electric energy efficiency projects by..
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Topics: Energy Smart, Climate Action Collaborative

United by the Planet: Earth Day!

Posted by Walking Mountains Science Center on Apr 23, 2018 3:44:03 AM
April 22nd is a day that, for nearly 50 years in the running, countries around the world celebrate, show support for, and acknowledge the single most unifying entity for all of humanity: Planet..
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Topics: Curious Nature, Forever Green