Arin Trook Sustainability and Education Apprenticeship

The Arin Trook Sustainability and Education Apprenticeship is designed to introduce high school students to environmental science and education careers by apprenticing at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Drawing on the incredibly strong network of Roaring Fork Valley organizations focused on sustainability and environmental science, students will be exposed to a wide range of local individuals and resources. In addition to several field site visits and presentations, students will also assist in teaching environmental education programs, read and discuss articles, write daily journal entries, and create a portfolio of work.

The apprenticeship cohort will be together during a Mandatory Field Study Week (June 17-21), and then will complete a Environmental Education Week of hands-on experience assisting teaching a week-long children's environmental education class to be scheduled throughout the summer.

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If you have already been accepted to this program, please REGISTER and PAY.

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. 


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  • Kids : 13 and over
    • Class maximum: 10
    • Spots available: 9
    Registration closed on 06/21/2019