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Eagles, hawks, and owls...oh my!

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ACES’ second annual Raptor Fair brought nearly 500 people down to the Hallam Lake Nature Preserve in Aspen, CO. Folks of all ages came to see our resident birds of prey (the Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, and Great Horned Owl) and got to meet the visiting birds that came with Nature’s Educators.

ACES Summer Kick-Off

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Summer in Aspen is a beautiful thing. June nights are long and sweet, and Aspens and cottonwoods are exploding in a verdant celebration of the growing season. And each year, near the summer solstice, ACES brings our membership together at Hallam Lake to enjoy live music, scrumptious food, and good company.

ACES Presents Next Jessica Catto Leadership Dialogue

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Featuring sustainable farming advocate Craig McNamara
Aspen, Colorado (June 13, 2014) — On Wednesday, June 18th, Craig McNamara, President and owner of Sierra Orchards and President of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, will present "The Future of Sustainable Agriculture: A Farmer’s Perspective" for Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ (ACES) Jessica Catto Leadership Dialogue series.

ACES Releases Inaugural Forest Health Index

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Interactive data portal to serve as template for organizations around the globe.

CAEE Teaching Outside the Box Conference

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As the seasons here in the Rocky Mountains were changing from winter to spring, the entire ACES Ed team had the wonderful opportunity to grow and evolve by attending the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education’s annual Teaching Outside the Box conference at Denver University.

ACES Releases Inaugural State of the Forest Report

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Report includes unprecedented impacts on the health of our forest due to climate change.

Building a Brighter Future with ACES Ed

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The children of the Roaring Fork Valley give me hope for the future. As a recent transplant to the Roaring Fork Valley, and as a new member of the ACES community, I want to send out my appreciation to the youth of this amazing valley. My previous work and wanderings have allowed my family to travel and live around the world, from the temples of south India, to homesteading in Yosemite, to teaching English in the Sahara Desert.

Continuing in the ACES Ed Way

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Leaf pressings, lost pencils in the grass, unrestrained curiosity – these memories float into my head when I think about times past at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). My name is Bo Welden, and I am a graduate of the Aspen School District and Colorado State University (CSU).

ACES Ed from a Parent's Perspective

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Our two girls have been involved with ACES in several ways including summer camps, field trips, special family events, and at school. We have been thrilled with the educators and greatly appreciate the knowledge base our kids are being exposed to.

Our first experience with ACES Ed was during our oldest daughter’s kindergarten year. Starting in the first few weeks of school, Morgan would come home with interesting tidbits she had learned in her ACES classes about the animals that live in our valley and our local habitat.

Reflections on a Childhood with Environmental Education

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As a 23-year-old who has recently moved back to my hometown, I reflect upon the impact environmental education has had on my development. Having the opportunity to be born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley is an experience I can never take for granted. In particular, I am grateful for the experiences I had growing up with ACES Ed.

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