Submitted by atrook on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:58
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.
Submitted by ACES Educator on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:48
Posted in Kids' Corner
I am lying in the thick grass of Hallam Lake in early July, trying not to fidget even though there is definitely a willow twig poking into my left calf. I’ve given a group of five and six year olds a timer set for three minutes, told them to come find me when the time is up, and taken off running down the trail. Sure enough, just as I am getting way too itchy to hold still, I hear footsteps headed my way. Giggling, most of the group walks right by my hiding spot. It is the last child in line who spots me, excitedly calling out “Kendall! I see your red shirt! Is it my turn next?”
Submitted by Guest Author on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 17:19
Submitted by ACES Educator on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 16:59
Posted in Kids' Corner
We recently wrapped up a series of “Owl Nights” ACES Ed events for Aspen Elementary School (AES) first graders at Hallam Lake. Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) has hosted Owl Nights for over 30 years to celebrate the end of the first grade owl unit with our students, their families, and their classroom teachers. These events are one of my favorite elements of ACES Ed, and based on the reactions of attendees, it is a night not to be missed.
Submitted by Jason Smith on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 01:00
Posted in Ranch Report
Article originally published in Edible Aspen's Spring 2014 Issue.
Submitted by Guest Author on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:17
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.
Submitted by Guest Author on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:39
Posted in Naturalist Notes