Weekly Nature at Night events begin Dec. 22 at The Westin in Avon | VailDaily.com

Weekly Nature at Night events begin Dec. 22 at The Westin in Avon

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Peter Suneson, community outreach coordinator at Walking Mountains, will lead the weekly Nature at Night programs at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa this winter.

AVON — The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa is continuing its partnership with Walking Mountains Science Center by once again offering interactive Nature at Night programs this ski season, held on 13 Thursday evenings from 4 to 5 p.m. in The Westin Riverfront lobby.

The weekly hands-on programs are free and open to the public, and topics range from astronomy to the different types of birds and animals found in the Vail Valley to the science of snow.

"We are thrilled to once again be offering this unique opportunity to learn about nature here in the Vail Valley," said Kristen Pryor, Westin Riverfront general manager. "Partnering with Walking Mountains is an amazing way to showcase our shared passion for sustainability and to create lifelong memories for our guests."

Peter Suneson, the center's community outreach coordinator will lead the programs.

"Walking Mountains Science Center appreciates the opportunity to interface with new guests on a weekly basis by presenting programs on diverse subjects," Suneson said. "The exposure to their guests and the buy-in from Westin staff make our mission of awakening a sense of wonder and inspiring environmental stewardship both easier and more impactful."

For more information on Walking Mountains Science Center, visit http://www.walkingmountains.org.

Nature at Night schedule

• Dec. 22 — Winter Wildlife

• Dec. 29 — Snow Science Snapshots

• Jan. 5 — What’s Up?

• Jan. 19 — Snow Science Snapshots

• Feb. 2 — What’s Up?

• Feb. 9 — Snow Science Snapshots

• Feb. 16 — Winter Wildlife

• Feb. 23 — Beaks, Feets and Feathers

• March 2 — Winter Wildlife

• March 9 — Beaks, Feets and Feathers

• March 16 — Signs of Spring

• March 23 — Signs of Spring

• April 13 — Special finale event