Family Earth Day celebration in Avon Saturday |

Family Earth Day celebration in Avon Saturday

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado

Whether or not the sun comes out, there will be lots of fun family events at Walking Mountains to celebrate Earth Day this year. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., families, adults and kids of all ages are invited to come to the Walking Mountains campus in Avon to spend a day in nature. The highlight of the day is solar oven s’mores! Participants will need to bring their own recycled pizza box and the staff at Walking Mountains will provide the yummy goodies, instruction and oven essentials to complete your take home solar oven. If the sun doesn’t cooperate you can make your s’mores at home all summer long. Walking Mountains educators will also lead guided nature hikes throughout the day, help out at seed planting stations and assist with a self-guided nature scavenger hunt.

Walking Mountains Science Center is located just off the I-70 exit in Avon at the corner of Nottingham and Buck Creek Road. They are open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission. Extended hours and summer community programs begin June 17. Visit the campus for varying levels of nature hikes, preschool programs, astronomy, birding walks and “science behind” classes. You can find more information about Earth Day, upcoming programs or available summer camps by calling 970-827-9725 or visiting

• Guided nature hikes at 11a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

• Solar oven s’mores stations. Bring a recycled pizza box!

• Seed planting stations.

• Self-guided nature scavenger hunt.

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