Walking Mountains Science Center – Avon
Throughout the summer Walking Mountains Science Center will continue to host the Science Behind series. This series covers topics from the science behind sound to mushrooms. For the younger member of the family, Walking Mountains provides early childhood programs (6 months to 5-years-old) during the morning, three days a week. Help your child develop sensory awareness and comfort in the outdoors. Children will create nature crafts and hike throughout the beautiful five-acre campus. Click here for directions and a full list of programs offered at this location.
Vail Nature Center – Vail
Walking Mountains Science Center is in the second year of operating the Vail Nature Center with support from the Vail Recreation District. Walking Mountains’ Naturalists continue the traditions of guided morning bird walks and interpretive wildflower walks. Vail Nature Center evening programs remain an essential summer event; from beaver pond tours at a nearby lodge to s’mores over the fire. The family oriented evening programs treat guests to an experiential and education night. The Vail Nature Center also serves as a base-camp for the Adult Backcountry Hikes where adults can enjoy a full day or half day hike with a trained naturalist. New this year the Town of Vail has added the Vail Nature Center as a stop on the in-town bus route. Click here for directions and a full list of programs offered at this location.
Nature Discovery Center – Vail
Perched high above the Vail skyline is another option for educational summer fun. The Nature Discovery Center is located at Eagles Nest at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola. A traditional Mongolian yurt, the Discovery Center tells the story of the area’s wildlife and has examples of lynx, bobcat, and a bear. There are free daily nature walks twice a day and an additional twilight tour beginning the weekend of June 25th. Naturalists share their love of the mountain while discussing animal adaptations or the nocturnal wildlife that make Vail mountain their home. Click here for directions and a full list of programs offered at this location.
In addition to the three centers, Walking Mountains staff can also be found at campgrounds throughout Eagle County presenting fireside programs or guiding tours along Gore Creek during the Vail Farmers Market. Visit their website to see all the options this summer and register online for your favorite programs. Join them throughout the summer all over Eagle County and see yourself in nature! Click here to see our partner locations and programs.
To learn more about summer programs and to register online visit www.walkingmountains.org/sp.
About Walking Mountains Science Center
Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. Visit www.walkingmountains.org or call 970.827.9725 for more information.