The Story of the Forest

Collaboration with The Art Base 

The forest ecosystems affected by the 2018 Lake Christine Fire have many stories to tell. Join ACES Forest Programs Director, Adam McCurdy, and local artist, Derek Johnston, in this unique class combining forest ecology and digital storytelling. We will focus on the ecological stories and regeneration/recovery of the forest ecosystems that were burned as well as the underlying climate related stories we have in this valley. Based out of Rock Bottom Ranch, participants will spend time walking around the burn zones, collecting footage and stories of what is going on in the forest a year after the fire. They will then communicate these stories through the power of digital storytelling.

Click here to register for the shuttle from Hallam Lake to Rock Bottom Ranch.

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 Rock Bottom Ranch 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 the Ranch 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 Rock Bottom Ranch visitors only. Please park efficiently. No parking in ACES lots during closed hours. We are an IDLE FREE organization.


Art, Wildlife, Science and Hiking



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  • Kids : 10, 11, 12, 13 and over
    • Class maximum: 10
    • Spots available: 0. There are currently no spots available, please add the class to your cart to join the waitlist.
    Registration closed on 07/12/2019