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Roaring Fork Valley 4th Graders Study Forest Succession

Posted in Kids' Corner

What is ACES Ed? Every ACES Ed class is a hybrid. An average lesson is likely to be driven by a combination of Colorado science standards, local issues and ecology, tradition (at Aspen Elementary, we've taught tracking to 3rd graders for almost 35 years), and the individual inspiration of the educator. This month we have a new fuel source for the 4th grade curriculum: the forest health initiative being carried out by another branch of ACES, For the Forest.

Reflections on a Childhood with Environmental Education

Posted in Bulletin Board

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.

ACES Ed: A Science Classroom Without Boundaries

Did you know that Colorado is ranked 36th in state government per capita spending on K-12 education? Add to that statistic that the U.S. has been ranked 48th out of 144 developed countries in quality of math and science education, and a troubling portrait emerges.

Morning Birding Species List | February 4, 2014

Throughout the fall, winter and spring ACES offers monthly Morning Birding classes at our Hallam Lake site in Aspen. Class outings venture to local birding hotspots and the birds never fail to impress. Take a look at the below species list and notes from one of the recent classes and register today for upcoming birding classes!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8AM - 11AM
Weather: clear skies, morning after the largest snow fall yet this winter
Locations: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail