Events for Environment

Community Coat Exchange

Need a coat? Come get one. Have a coat? We know someone who can use it. The Annual Community Coat Exchange, a program of Blue Sky Institute, is in its 12th year of brining warmth to our community. Bring donations to any of the drop off centers listed on the website before Thanksgiving or to the event itself. At the event, no questions are asked: If you need a coat, come get one. If you want to exchange a coat, bring the coat you want to donate and take one in exchange. If you have a donation of coats, we know people who can use them. Left over coats are donated to the Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store, a project of the Crossroads Urban Center which advocates for low income and homeless people.

Skiing and Birds: Brewvies Night

Join Tracy Aviary, Friends of Alta, and Alta Environmental Center for a showing of The Big Year at Brewvies. This is part of our Skiing and Birds event which is a fundraiser for the Alta Bird Monitoring Survey. Tickets are $10 and include one beer. Must be 21+ to attend. To purchase tickets, please visit

Skiing and Birds

Skiing and Birds supports the Alta Bird Monitoring Study- a citizen science program that collects baseline data on Alta’s birds to inform conservation and stewardship of Alta. Discover the birds of Alta by ski or snowshoe when you join Alta Environmental Center, Friends of Alta, and Tracy Aviary for Skiing and Birds on Saturday, December 9th. Help foster environmental stewardship and conservation while experiencing first-hand how citizen scientists observe and gather data. Come on a guided-intermediate ski tour. You can also choose a snowshoe tour, trekking through Alta’s winter beauty and visiting feeders on and off the slopes. For children, Tracy Aviary Educators will be up at Alta for a special snowshoe Book & Boots. Enjoy story time & trek outside for a children’s snowshoe tour. There will be snacks and crafts, as well! The Albion Grill welcomes guests for the après ski event, giving insights into the Alta Bird Study Project. This night is complemented by live music, a silent auction and hand-crafted hors d'oeuvres, with beverage partners including Red Rock Brewing. Guests are dazzled by avian ambassadors with a unique nose-to-beak experience as their memorable evening takes flight.