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Excitement about Energy Efficiency at Rock Bottom Ranch

Posted in Ranch Report

The word “energy” has been buzzworthy around ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch lately. This is due in part to significant clean energy upgrades underway at the Ranch, as well as the fourth grade Energy Unit that ACES Educators are currently teaching in the ACES Ed classrooms at Basalt and Crystal River Elementary schools.


Innovative New Online Tool Illustrates Future Forest Change

Posted in Bulletin Board

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.


Morning Birding Species List | October 6, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: clear skies
Location: Hallam Lake and Smith Open Space

Species Identified      

Canada Goose
Mallard (pictured above)
Red-tailed Hawk
Eurasian-collared Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee