Aces Stories

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    22  Nov

    Energy Experts: Project-Based Learning in Action at Crystal River Elementary School

    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.

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    26  Oct

    Every Family in a Park

    The frost clinging to our pop-up camper is starting to slowly melt on this frigid morning in Yellowstone National Park. Mom is the first to wake (as usual) and starts to prep our breakfast. A loud, “AHH!” promptly wakes up the rest of the family. Alarmed, I look over to my mom - who is staring out of our open camper door, locking eyes with a very large bison. My brother and I, extremely amused, unzip our windows to find bison completely surrounding our campsite! I am fascinated and excited to be so close to these incredible animals.

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    14  Oct

    Basalt High School Ex Ed Trip

    The great outdoors is my favorite classroom. As an ACES Educator, I am lucky to spend much of my time engaging students of all ages in this ever-changing learning environment.

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    05  Oct

    Morning Birding Species List | October 4, 2016

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
    Weather: mostly sunny
    Location: Hallam Lake and North Star Nature Preserve

    Species Identified  

    Canada Goose
    Red-tailed Hawk
    Belted Kingfisher (by ear)
    Hairy Woodpecker
    Steller's Jay
    Woodhouse's Scrub-jay
    Black-billed Magpie