PO Box 9469 318 Walking Mountains Lane
Avon, CO 81620
Walking Mountains Science Center's mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship through natural science education. We are focused on achieving the following goals:
1. Improve the science literacy among the students in Eagle County, CO by providing hands-on, experiential, place-based science education programs, indoors and out that excite them about learning science and increase their knowledge of our mountain environment.
2. Train exceptional science teachers through a competitive graduate fellowship program whose participants serve as our educators for 15 months, earning 15 hours of graduate credit, before completing their masters degrees and furthering their teaching careers, where they continue to inspire and excite students about science and nature wherever they are located.
3. Provide innovative science and environmental education programs for adults and families that make them aware of the importance of sustainability, energy conservation, and the protection of our mountain environment, and transfer that awareness and concern to their home communities.
4. Involve members of the community in citizen science projects such as monitoring the water quality in Buck Creek, located on our campus.
Children & Youth, Education – Preschool, Environment