Our Mission

ACES' mission is to inspire a life-long commitment to the earth by educating for environmental responsibility, conserving and restoring the balance of natural communities, and advancing the ethic that the earth must be respected and nurtured.

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Bear Swimming at Hallam Lake

Hallam Lake, 25-acre nature preserve and visitor center, has a wide diversity of wildlife. This video, captured by our trail cams, features a black bear taking a swim in Hallam Lake.

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Energy Experts: Project-Based Learning in Action at Crystal River Elementary School

At the start of the 2016/2017 school year, Crystal River Elementary School adopted the Project-Based Learning Initiative (PBL) to guide their pedagogy. Throughout the year, Crystal River Educators... more

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