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Innovative New Online Tool Illustrates Future Forest Change

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Aspen, Colorado, October 27, 2015 — Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), a Colorado-based science education nonprofit, has developed an interactive online tool Forest Forecasts, which illustrates future forest change under best- and worst-case climate change scenarios. The tool utilizes innovative technologies to display detailed views of current forests that utilize cutting-edge climate models to generate high-resolution portrayals of what Western forests are likely to look like in the future.

Thank you for a successful 13th annual Harvest Party at Rock Bottom Ranch!

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) would​ like to extend a hearty “thank you” to our valley-wide community for making the 13th annual Harvest Party at Rock Bottom Ranch a huge success!​ With nearly 1,200 people in attendance (all via car-free transportation), we were thrilled to host families and friends from Aspen to Rifle. 

Teacher, Mentor, Advocate | Remembering Willard Clapper

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Willard was loved and respected by our community and his recent passing has caused us to reflect on his excellent life. Willard was known for his big bear hugs and quick wit, but also for a life dedicated to investing in the future of his community. Many in Aspen knew him for his service at the volunteer fire department, but we at ACES knew him as an educator, a mentor, and advocate.

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.

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.

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.

ACES Launches Rock Bottom Ranch Kitchen Campaign

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Fundraising campaign to support sustainable agriculture education.

ACES Site Awarded Top Animal Welfare Certification

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Environmental site earns AWA certification, highlighting the link between agriculture and sustainability.

ACES Welcomes New Education Director

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Arin Trook joins full-time staff to direct regional education program.