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Morning Birding Species List | July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch

Morning Birding Species List | July 8, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Stein Park, Rio Grande Trail

Morning Birding Species List | July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and the west end of North Star Nature Preserve

Morning Birding Species List | June 17, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6AM - 9AM
Weather: warm and breezy with clear skies. Gusty wind at times may have kept some birds under cover, but we saw a good number of species, some wonderful behavior and active nests.  
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch

Continuing in the ACES Ed Way

Posted in Bulletin Board

Leaf pressings, lost pencils in the grass, unrestrained curiosity – these memories float into my head when I think about times past at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). My name is Bo Welden, and I am a graduate of the Aspen School District and Colorado State University (CSU).

ACES Ed from a Parent's Perspective

Posted in Bulletin Board

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.

Our first experience with ACES Ed was during our oldest daughter’s kindergarten year. Starting in the first few weeks of school, Morgan would come home with interesting tidbits she had learned in her ACES classes about the animals that live in our valley and our local habitat.

Morning Birding Species List | March 4, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny, temperatures in the mid- to upper twenties, snow coverage 100% with firm crust
Locations: Hallam Lake and Roaring Fork River at Rio Grande Trail

Reflections on a Childhood with Environmental Education

Posted in Bulletin Board

As a 23-year-old who has recently moved back to my hometown, I reflect upon the impact environmental education has had on my development. Having the opportunity to be born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley is an experience I can never take for granted. In particular, I am grateful for the experiences I had growing up with ACES Ed.

Morning Birding Species List | February 4, 2014

Throughout the fall, winter and spring ACES offers monthly Morning Birding classes at our Hallam Lake site in Aspen. Class outings venture to local birding hotspots and the birds never fail to impress. Take a look at the below species list and notes from one of the recent classes and register today for upcoming birding classes!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 8AM - 11AM
Weather: clear skies, morning after the largest snow fall yet this winter
Locations: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail

2013 Christmas Bird Count - Wrap Up

The Aspen area's Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) saw a great turnout of volunteers as well as help with ptarmigan observations from Highlands and Snowmass Ski Patrols.  In all, more than 22 people participated in count efforts during 'count week' (three days prior and after count day) and on the official count day, December 15, 2013.  This volunteer force included Elsie Weiss, age 8, as the youngest birder, with Wyatt Case and Anders Weiss, both age 10, adding more young blood to the group.  Thank you to all the volunteer birders for helping us gather important data and sh