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Morning Birding Sepcies List | December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 8AM - 11AM
Weather: overcast, 20° F
Location: Hallam Lake and North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified

Canada goose
Mallard
Ring-necked duck
Bald eagle (pictured above)
Belted kingfisher
Black-billed magpie
American crow
Black-capped chickadee
White-breasted nuthatch
American dipper
House finch
American goldfinch


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

Posted in Kids' Corner

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 will strive to implement this teaching method, which enables students to gain knowledge and skills by investigating and responding to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.


Every Family in a Park

Posted in Kids' Corner

The frost clinging to our pop-up camper is starting to slowly melt on this frigid morning in Yellowstone National Park. Mom is the first to wake (as usual) and starts to prep our breakfast. A loud, “AHH!” promptly wakes up the rest of the family. Alarmed, I look over to my mom - who is staring out of our open camper door, locking eyes with a very large bison. My brother and I, extremely amused, unzip our windows to find bison completely surrounding our campsite! I am fascinated and excited to be so close to these incredible animals.


Basalt High School Ex Ed Trip

Posted in Kids' Corner

The great outdoors is my favorite classroom. As an ACES Educator, I am lucky to spend much of my time engaging students of all ages in this ever-changing learning environment.


Morning Birding Species List | October 4, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher (by ear)
Hairy Woodpecker
Steller's Jay
Woodhouse's Scrub-jay
Black-billed Magpie


New School Year, New Classroom!

Posted in Kids' Corner

Over the last several years, ACES Ed has changed and grown in Basalt Elementary School (BES.) This year ACES classroom moved and excitingly, is now located within the school building (before, we were in a building nearby called, the Red Brick Building). 


Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch | September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: partly cloudy, turning sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch


Thank you for a great 2016 summer!

Posted in Bulletin Board

Thank you to ACES members, partners, volunteers, and community for a great summer!

Click below to enjoy a slide show of photos from the summer. 


RBR News | August 30, 2016

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
For me, one of the best parts of being a farmer is the opportunity to interact with a wide array of community members. The casual conversations that generally take place at farmers’ market or on farm tours often lead to new friends and great networking contacts. Some of our most treasured relationships started with a conversation about the growing season, how to prepare kale, or simply the recent weather.  


Morning Birding | August 30, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:00AM - 10:00AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Aspen Community Garden