Adventure Forest Ecologists

Kids standing in a forest

Join us on an engaging outdoor exploratory science adventure immersed in the forested landscapes of the Roaring Fork Valley. Discover what makes aspens the pioneers of the forest, how pines use sap as a weapon, why spruce forests are nature's reservoirs, and more! We will combine hiking, field experiments, forest exploration, and expert encounters to uncover what makes a forest healthy. ACES educators will lead us in documenting, discovering, and interpreting our surroundings by systematically gathering data to increase our knowledge of the wonders of our forest landscapes.

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. 


Hiking, Science and Wildlife



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  • Kids : 11, 12, 13 and over
    • Class maximum: 10
    • Spots available: 6
    Registration closed on 07/03/2019