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November 1, 2012
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Free Fall Festival in Avon Saturday

Dig into science fun and learn some nature facts about bears, decomposition and bats at Walking Mountains Science Center's Fall Fest on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The event will highlight live raptors from Denver-based organization Nature's Educators, as well as games, crafts and experiments provided by Walking Mountains Science Center staff. See what it takes to eat like a bear, examine what happens to our food and leaves on the ground as they break down, and work on a bat craft all while learning about how each is an important factor in nature during the fall season.

Nature's Educators is a volunteer-run educational wildlife program focusing on raptors that strives to teach about the importance of birds of prey. They will be bringing four Colorado native raptor ambassadors to help teach about the characteristics that define will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Visit with the raptors and their handlers from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information about Nature's Educators visit www.coloradoraptoreducation.com.

The Fall Festival is free and takes place at Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon. Take I-70 Exit 167 at Avon, Colorado to Nottingham Road. Take the second right onto Buck Creek Road and make an immediate right onto Walking Mountains Lane. Walking Mountains Science Center is located at the end of the drive (approximately 1/4 mile). Come for the whole event or drop in for a little while.

Walking Mountains Science Center's mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship through natural science education. For more information, visit www.walkingmountains.org or call 970-827-9725.


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