Kindergarten through 4th Grade

ACES’ program goals for elementary-aged children are to have students experience the outdoors, explore, ask questions, act like scientists, and have fun.  Many of our field science programs help students meet Colorado academic standards especially in Science.

The typical length of a program for kindergarten and 1st grade is 2 hours.  Our programs for 2nd through 4th grades are typically over 2.5 hours.

The following tables include some of the programs that we provide at Hallam Lake and Rock Bottom Ranch by grade level.  However, we are open to designing a program that meets the specific needs of your group.

Hallam Lake Field Science Options

KindergartenBeavers and Bears,
Animal Movement
Local Animals in WinterLocal Animals in Spring
1st GradeTree Scientists, Earth’s MaterialsWinter AnimalsSigns of Spring
2nd GradeHabitatsWinter Animal Challenges and Adaptations,Birds
3rd GradeEcosystems
Winter Tracking,
States of Water
Wetlands and Macro invertebrate Life Cycles
4th GradeRiver StudyRenewable EnergyLife Zones

Rock Bottom Ranch field Science Options

KindergartenAnimal Movement
Farm Animals
 Sun and the Garden
1st GradeEarth’s Materials,
Fall Harvest
 Spring Babies
2nd GradeAnimal Homes Birds
3rd GradeEcosystems Wetlands and Macro invertebrate Life Cycles
4th GradeFarm Animal TraitsRenewable EnergyHabitat