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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Teacher, Mentor, Advocate | Remembering Willard Clapper

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... more

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