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 Blog | Walking Mountains Science Center

A Guide for Backyard Composting In The Mountains

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 30, 2018 11:21:07 AM
Getting Started with Backyard Composting Find an area in your yard that is approximately one cubic yard (3’x3’x3’). If the pile is too small it will not hold enough heat for microbial activity and..
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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,..
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Sustainability Tip: Here Is The Dirt On Worm Composting

Posted by Ford Sanger on Aug 13, 2018 12:04:48 PM
What is Worm Composting? Did you know that composting worms can eat up to their body weight on a daily basis? (Source: Cornell University)  
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Sustainability Tip: What You Can Do With Your Own Compost?

Posted by Ford Sanger on Aug 6, 2018 11:06:41 AM
Common Uses for Home Compost Did you know that the US military uses compost at more than 30 munition sites across the country to remediate munition-contaminated soils? You too can reap the..
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Sustainability Tip: With Composting Turn Browns & Greens Into Gold

Posted by Ford Sanger on Jul 30, 2018 4:00:16 PM
Why Compost Rather Than Landfill? Did you know that a 2018 study sponsored by Eagle County Solid Waste and Recycling found that 37.4 percent of the waste going into the Eagle County landfill is..
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How to Make a Compost Bin

Posted by Walking Mountains on Oct 26, 2015 2:02:02 AM
Whether you are an apartment dweller looking for a new winter project, or a gardener looking to keep your hands in the soil as we enter this winter season, making your own compost bin is fun and..
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Topics: Forever Green, Composting

Learn The Science Behind Worm Composting

Posted by Walking Mountains on Aug 12, 2014 11:14:08 AM
Have you ever wondered how something works or how something was made? In the monthly Science Behind series, we partner with a guest presenter to explore a large variety of interesting topics. The..
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Worm Composting and Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Walking Mountains on Mar 27, 2012 3:43:21 PM
Walking Mountains Science Center recently held the Science Behind Worm Composting at our new campus in Avon, CO.  The class was such a success, we thought we share a few highlights and FAQs about..
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