Monday - Saturday
6/20/2015 - 9/05/2015
Saturdays
6/20/2015 - 8/29/2015
Tuesday & Thursday
6/23/2015 - 8/27/2015

Eagles, Hawks, & Owls

Learn all about raptors in this close-up encounter with our resident, non-releasable birds of prey the Golden Eagle, Great Horned Owl, and Red-tailed Hawk. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this one-hour program!

$10 suggested donation per family / free for members.

Rain or shine!


6/16/2014 - 8/30/2014
Hallam Lake
4PM Monday - Friday
2PM Saturday
Daily
4/20/2015 - 9/01/2015
Mondays
6/01/2015 - 8/31/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/05/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/05/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Select Mondays
6/22/2015 - 8/17/2015
Select Mondays
6/29/2015 - 8/10/2015

Maroon Bells Programs

10:15am AND 1:15pm Crater Lake Hike

3.6 miles round trip, 500 ft. elevation gain
Join a naturalist for a one-way hike to Crater Lake. This one-hour hike focuses on the flora, fauna, and geology along the trail.

10:15am AND 1:15pm Landmarks in Time Walk
Walk along Maroon Lake for 45 minutes with a naturalist. Investigate the history of this geologic wonder and ecological paradise.
 
All programs meet at the Maroon Information Center (MIC) at Maroon Lake
Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service
Daily, free
6/16/2012 - 9/03/2012
5/01/2015 - 9/30/2015
Morning Birding
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Rebecca Weiss
6/02/2015
Rebecca Weiss
6/09/2015
Rebecca Weiss
6/23/2015
Rebecca Weiss
6/30/2015
Rebecca Weiss
7/07/2015
Rebecca Weiss
7/21/2015
Rebecca Weiss
7/28/2015
Rebecca Weiss
8/04/2015
Rebecca Weiss
8/18/2015
Rebecca Weiss
8/25/2015
Rebecca Weiss
9/01/2015
Rebecca Weiss
9/08/2015
Rebecca Weiss
9/22/2015
Rebecca Weiss
9/29/2015
6/08/2015 - 6/12/2015
6/08/2015 - 6/12/2015
6/15/2015 - 6/19/2015
6/15/2015 - 6/19/2015
Partnership | Aspen Art Museum
6/15/2015 - 6/19/2015
Rebecca Weiss and Mark Fuller
6/18/2015
Mon-Fri; Drop-in Summer Series
6/22/2015 - 8/14/2015
6/22/2015 - 6/26/2015
6/22/2015 - 6/26/2015
6/22/2015 - 6/26/2015
mandatory week: June 22-27
plus additional one-week commitment
6/22/2015 - 6/26/2015
Birding Basics
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Wildflower Walks
  view dates
Janis Huggins
6/25/2015
Janis Huggins
7/25/2015
Janis Huggins
8/05/2015
Thursdays; Drop-in Summer Series
6/25/2015 - 8/13/2015
Partnership | Roaring Fork Conservancy
Rick Lofaro, Ryan Smalls, Will Cardamone
6/26/2015
6/29/2015 - 7/03/2015
6/29/2015 - 7/03/2015
6/29/2015 - 7/03/2015
Dr. Boyce Drummond
1 graduate credit | Adams State University
7/01/2015 - 7/02/2015
Shuttle to Rock Bottom Ranch
  view dates
7/06/2015 - 7/10/2015
7/06/2015 - 7/10/2015
7/06/2015 - 7/10/2015
7/06/2015 - 7/10/2015
Dr. Jason Sibold
1 graduate credit | Adams State University
7/08/2015 - 7/09/2015
7/13/2015 - 7/17/2015
7/13/2015 - 7/17/2015
7/13/2015 - 7/17/2015
Partnership | Snowmass Discovery
Tom Cardamone and Tom Temme
7/15/2015
Rebecca Weiss and Mark Fuller
7/16/2015
7/20/2015 - 7/24/2015
7/20/2015 - 7/24/2015
Local Music Educator Stuart LaCroix
ACES Educator Denali Barron
7/20/2015 - 7/24/2015
7/20/2015 - 7/24/2015
Jamie Cundiff, ACES For the Forest Director
7/21/2015
Partnership | Roaring Fork Conservancy
Christina Medved, RFC
1 graduate credit | Adams State University
7/22/2015 - 7/23/2015
Evening Birding
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7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015
7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015
7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015
Local Art Educator Heather Stevenson
ACES Educator Bowman Leigh
7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015
7/27/2015 - 7/31/2015
Arin Trook, ACES Education Director
1 graduate credit | Adams State University
7/28/2015 - 7/29/2015
Vera Evenson
1 graduate credit | Adams State University
7/30/2015 - 7/31/2015
8/03/2015 - 8/07/2015
8/03/2015 - 8/07/2015
8/03/2015 - 8/07/2015
8/03/2015 - 8/07/2015
Dr. Cherilynn Morrow
1 graduate credit | Adams State University
8/06/2015 - 8/07/2015
8/10/2015 - 8/14/2015
8/10/2015 - 8/14/2015
Partnership | Aspen Art Museum
8/10/2015 - 8/14/2015
Partnership | Snowmass Discovery
Tom Cardamone and Tom Temme
8/12/2015
8/17/2015 - 8/21/2015
8/17/2015 - 8/21/2015
Wildflowers on Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain Walk

Ride the gondola to the summit of Aspen Mountain and enjoy a naturalist-guided walk surrounded by inspiring views. These 45-minutes-walks are offered EVERY HOUR between 11 am and 3 pm.

No reservations necessary. Courtesy of the Aspen Skiing Company with the purchase of a gondola pass.

Meet every day atop of Aspen Mountain at the ACES Information Station.
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Daily, Free

6/16/2012 - 9/03/2012
Call for details
Tel: 970.925.9157
Fax: 970.925.4819
toklat@aspennature.org
11247 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Saturday, 9AM - 1PM
Closed Memorial Day
Tel: 970.927.6760
Fax: 970.927.6703
rockbottom@aspennature.org
2001 Hooks Spur Road

Basalt, CO 81621

Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Closed Memorial Day
Tel: 970.925.5756
Fax: 970.925.4819
aces@aspennature.org
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Daily
4/20/2015 - 9/01/2015
Mondays
6/01/2015 - 8/31/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/05/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/05/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Select Mondays
6/22/2015 - 8/17/2015
Select Mondays
6/29/2015 - 8/10/2015

ACES Community Field Lab

Have you ever noticed an unusual bird in your backyard? Or wondered whether the aspens leafed out early one year? Join ACES Community Field Lab and become a citizen scientist. As researchers are trying to better understand the impact of climate change on our ecosystems, crowd-sourced observations provide new insights into our changing world. In these hour-long citizens science workshops, backyard ecologists will learn basic observation techniques, become familiar with a host of web-based applications and contribute their observations to the online scientific community through NatureNet, eBird, Bud Burst, Leaf Pack and more. Come to ACES for a hands-on experience and assist ACES staff in submitting observations from Hallam Lake preserve and beyond. You’re never too busy to be a scientist!

Rain or shine!

Free Members
$5 Non Members
6/29/2015 - 8/10/2015

Select Mondays: June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10
4PM - 5PM
Hallam Lake
Daily
4/20/2015 - 9/01/2015
Mondays
6/01/2015 - 8/31/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/05/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/05/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Daily
6/20/2015 - 9/07/2015
Select Mondays
6/22/2015 - 8/17/2015
Select Mondays
6/29/2015 - 8/10/2015

Know Your Trees

Firs and spruces, aspens and cottonwoods… how many trees do you know? There are at least 12 species of conifers, and 11 species of deciduous trees, (and a variety of tall shrubs) in our backyard alone! Join us for hour-long walks around the Hallam Lake neighborhood to identify local trees. Depending on the day, your guide may be Naturalist Program Director Jim Kravitz or Forest Program Director Jamie Cundiff. Participants receive The Rocky Mountain Tree Finder booklet and basic knowledge about the native trees that grow around you.

Rain or shine!

Free Members
$5 Non Members
6/22/2015 - 8/17/2015

Select Mondays: June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17
4PM - 5PM
Hallam Lake

Teaching with Puppets

Posted in Kids' Corner

Last fall, first graders at Basalt Elementary School became enamored with “Wormy,” the worm sock puppet that guided them through their soil unit in ACES Ed class. This spring, a caterpillar puppet named Crunch helped Kindergarteners at Aspen Elementary School with lessons in their insect unit. The students were thrilled to find that, just like the caterpillars they were observing live, Crunch the puppet also transformed into a butterfly! ACES educators constantly seek out new ways to make learning engaging and fun.


RBR News | May 15, 2015

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
With all the talk of fall vegetables among the agriculture team, you would think summer had already come and gone! We shared a laugh this week, when in the midst of all this spring weather we reminded ourselves it is time to sow seed for “fall” vegetables. Summer has not even arrived, but we are already planning its culmination!

Yesterday, Christian and I seeded all of the cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, leeks, and kalettes that we plan to harvest in September and October. 


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