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
Daily
6/30/2016 - 9/30/2016

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
North Star Programs
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Partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails
9/30/2016
Partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails
10/05/2016
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
aces@aspennature.org
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
aces@aspennature.org
2001 Hooks Spur Road

Basalt, CO 81621

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

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.  


Space Junk
10/10/2016
10/15/2016
Phases of the Moon
11/14/2016
Zodiac Constellations
12/12/2016
Understanding Zodiacs & Modern Calendar
12/26/2016
Star Formation
1/16/2017
Mighty Moons!
2/13/2017
Life Beyond?
3/20/2017
Space Time, Gravity and Black Holes
4/17/2017
Big Bang!
5/15/2017

Astronomy Night | May

ACES invites you to Hallam Lake this Spring to look up and learn about the night sky! Each evening starts with a 15-minute lesson covering basic astronomy concepts such as life-cycle of a star, reasons for meteor showers, what planets might be visible, or how phases of the moon work. After the mini lecture we will gather outside for the stargazing portion of the evening. Aspen High School Astronomy Club member Ricky Woycik will be on-hand to guide you through the phenomena of the mountain night sky.
ACES Astronomy Nights are monthly gatherings throughout the year to appreciate the spectacle of the night sky. 2016 Spring dates are March 20, April 17 and May 15.  Join us for one evening or all of them - you will see and learn something different each time. We will have our Summer Schedule with even more Astronomy Nights available by April 2017.
Please RSVP - each evening is limited to 50 people.

May 15, 8pm – Big Bang!
What is the Big Bang and how do we know that it even happened? Come to ACES to explore the Big Bang theory and how everything in our universe came from it. If our Universe was “born” with Big Bang, does that mean it will die some day?

Aspen High School (AHS) student Ricky Wojcik is a promising local astronomer whose love for stars and the cosmos was ignited by the AHS Astronomy Club. Travis Moore, the AHS science teacher who started the club, has inspired many of young minds to look beyond our planet and gain a greater appreciation for our place in the Universe. Ricky loves looking at the stars and learning all there is about Astronomy - from attending numerous physics lectures and following astronomical discoveries on the web to bombarding other astronomers with questions.... All that is in addition to schoolwork, Nordic ski racing career and well, just being a regular high-school kid.
In Ricky’s words: “Aspen’s night sky is very special and Hallam Lake offers an incredible spot to look at the beautiful stars and space that surrounds us.”

Free Members
$5 Non Members
5/15/2017

8PM
Hallam Lake
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