ACES Research Station | Biomimicry

Kids using binoculars

Make new discoveries this summer at ACES! You and your fellow researchers will learn about about biomimicry, nature’s architects, natural materials, and more during this weeklong class. Uncover mysteries of the natural world through in-depth experiments, field exploration, and expert knowledge. We will start the week by constructing our own Research Station with the goal of becoming an expert research team, ready to take on any challenge! Get ready to observe, document, discover, and interpret the world around you by gathering data to increase your knowledge of nature.

What To Bring:

Pack a backpack with snack, lunch, reusable water bottle, rain jacket, warm layer, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toe sandals!

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: In the summer, every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car you will earn a sticker to place on our Bike Board. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, ACES classes, reusable bags, and more. 

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community. 


Wildlife and Science



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  • Kids : 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Spots Available:

    • Class maximum: 10
    • Spots available: 3
    Registration closed on 07/26/2019