Submitted by Emily Chase on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 07:39
What does snow mean to you? For some, it recollects cold days spent inside by a warm fire, while for others snow means the opportunity to ski, sled, toss around snowballs, or build a snowman. Winter invites us to explore what snow means to us and some of the ways snow impacts our lives, as well as the lives of plants and wildlife. This month at ACES at Hallam Lake, we invite locals and visitors to learn about and explore snow!
Submitted by Guest Author on Wed, 03/02/2016 - 00:00
Submitted by ACES Educator on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 12:47
Over the past few months I have had the privilege to share the things I love most about ACES and Hallam Lake with a 6th grade student from Aspen Middle School through their mentorship program. Bodie is an inspiring young environmental steward and together we have had some incredible experiences that have helped us connect with the place we both call home.
Submitted by Guest Author on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 00:00
Submitted by ACES Educator on Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:01
Every year, 2nd grade students from Aspen, Basalt, and Crystal River Elementary schools ride up the Silver Queen gondola, duck the ski boundary rope, and head out Richmond Ridge on a snowshoe challenge course. As they walk, signs appear that invite students to try and experience the winter world as one of the winter animal residents that inhabit our local subalpine landscape.
Submitted by Emily Chase on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:34
Winter in the Roaring Fork Valley is truly a special time for nature lovers of all ages. Observing wildlife thrive, even in the chilliest of weather, reminds us to appreciate all of the incredible adaptations that make winter survival possible. This month at ACES at Hallam Lake, we invite locals and visitors to learn about masters of adaptations, and some of nature’s stealthiest hunters, owls!
Submitted by Eliza Greenman on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 17:00
Submitted by Jason Smith on Mon, 12/21/2015 - 17:00
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Submitted by ACES Educator on Mon, 12/21/2015 - 13:20
On December 9th, 2015, ACES trail cameras captured footage of a Great Horned Owl with a trout in its talons. Current ACES staff have never witnessed this behavior before. Owls typically feed on small rodents, hunting them at night.
Submitted by ACES Educator on Wed, 12/02/2015 - 16:37
In ACES Ed class at Basalt Elementary School, students have the opportunity to observe and experience the amazing transformations that plants undergo throughout the school year. The school garden, trees, bushes and the nearby Frying Pan River are our backdrops for gauging what is happening in the natural world every day.