Parent & Child nature series
Best suited for ages 1-4
10/10/2016 - 12/12/2016

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

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
Parent & Child nature series
Best suited for ages 1-4
10/10/2016 - 12/12/2016
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
11247 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM
Saturday 9AM - 1PM
Closed Labor Day
Tel: 970.927.6760
Fax: 970.927.6703
2001 Hooks Spur Road

Basalt, CO 81621

Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM
Closed October, 21, 2016
Tel: 970.925.5756
Fax: 970.925.4819
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611

$50 Red-tailed Hawk Membership

Membership Level: 
$50 Red-tailed Hawk Membership

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.

Colorado Gives Day

Participate in Colorado Gives Day and support Aspen Center for Environmental Studies by making your gift today!

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 6, 2016 or pre-schedule your donation today to participate in the fifth annual Colorado Gives Day. Donations qualify for a boost from the FirstBank Incentive Fund to raise more for ACES! 

Make your end-of-the-year gift to ACES and direct your donation towards:

•    ACES Children’s Education Fund
•    Sustainable Agriculture at Rock Bottom Ranch
•    Forest Health Science and Restoration

Make a donation today!

Thank you for your support from all of us at ACES!

Colorado Gives Day is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.


L'Hostaria Barolo Night with ACES

ACES is honored to have been chosen as the non-profit beneficiary for L'Hostaria's 20th Anniversary!

Join Tizano and ACES for great night of incredible wine and food pairings, with 20% of proceeds donated in support of ACES' Children's Education Fund. 

Barolo Night
Friday, November 18th

Dine in celebration of L'Hostaria and impact over 1,700 school children throughout the valley every week. ACES has expanded our ACES Ed programs beyond local elementary schools to include middle and high school students, not only in Aspen, but also in schools from Basalt to Rifle. ACES is now working with over 50 regional schools, providing full-time environmental science programs in dedicated ACES Ed classrooms at Aspen, Basalt, and Carbondale elementary schools as well as outdoor field  science programs at ACES' four sites and ecologically significant areas like the Maroon Bells and Castle Creek Valleys.

Make your reservations today at 970-925-9022!



Bagna Cauda e Acciughe al Verde
traditional Piedmont fondue, organic Paonia vegetables & anchovies in parsley sauce
Giacomo Grimaldi, Barolo 2011

Ravioli ai funghi, Salvia e Burro Nocciola
wild mushroom ravioli & shaved Parmiggiano-Reggiano, sage butter sauce
Bongiovanni “Pernanno” Barolo 2009

Brasato di Manzo al Barolo
Barolo braised Mountain Primal Co. beef, roasted potatoes, sautéed organic Paonia vegetables, horseradish sauce
Enzo Boglietti “Brunate” Barolo 2003

Zabaglione e Biscotti
Sabayon and Homemade Cookies 


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