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Sammy leading Naturalist Snowshoe Tour

General Donations

Protect our world for the future. A donation to ACES is allows us to forge bold innovation in environmental science education, ecological literacy, forest health, restoration of our lands, and sustainable agriculture. We hope you will make an investment in nature today and join a community of environmental stewards!

ACES Membership Renewal

Membership Renewal

Thank you for being part of a community built around nature, education, and conservation. We hope you will join us for another year! We look forward to sharing exclusive membership benefits for the upcoming year, and hope you will take the opportunity to be inspired by nature and motivated to make positive changes in the world.

General Donations to ACES

New Memberships - Join ACES!

Become an environmental leader in your community. Your gift will help advance environmental science education, sustainable agriculture, and ecosystem restoration. We look forward to sharing exclusive membership benefits for the amazing year ahead. As a member, you'll enjoy early access & discounts to events, programs, classes and more!

Gift Memberships

Gift Memberships

Give the gift of nature. There isn’t a more meaningful gift than an investment in the future of our planet. Your gift recipient will enjoy all of our membership benefits for the gift membership level you select. With a gift of $50 or more, we will send a card to your gift recipient.

Wildscape Habitat Garden. Photo by Chris Cohen.

Wildscape Habitat Garden

Help us create a Wildscape Habitat Garden at Rock Bottom Ranch. One of the biggest conservation threats is habitat loss. This season, you can help create a new habitat for birds, bugs, and bees. All gifts will be matched 100% up to $50,000 by a private donor.

50th Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign

ACES has begun implementing the goals of a $12.5 million capital campaign to commemorate five decades as a pillar of this community and a model for environmental stewardship and education. Join us in updating our fifty-year-old facilities and expanding our programs.

Children's Education Fund

Children's Education Fund

Honor future generations by investing in their education. Our Children's Education Fund supports all of our ACES Ed programs, including our daily environmental science classes. Your donation will help us achieve our mission, "educating for environmental responsibility." Learn more about ACES Ed.

Gift Memberships

Naturalist Program

Train the next generation of environmental leaders. Naturalists connect visitors from around the world to local ecology. After graduating the Naturalist program, these ambitious young people go on to incredible careers and make global impact! Learn more here.


Forest Health Initiatives

Your donation today can help ensure that the forests of tomorrow are resilient and healthy. Your support protects our forests and will educate for the importance of these vital resources through our Forest Health Index. Thank you for supporting clean air and healthy ecosystems.

Regenerative and Sustainable Agriculture at Rock Bottom Ranch

Regenerative Agriculture

Reduce carbon emissions through conscious farming. Our regenerative agriculture programs at Rock Bottom Ranch aim to heal the earth through restorative farming practices -- including energy efficiency, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, crop rotation, and land stewardship. 

Tribute Gifts

Make a donation in honor or memory to have a positive impact on the environment, and create a more sustainable future. With a gift of $50 or more, we will send a card to the person or family in whose name the donation was made. Show how much you care today and make a lasting contribution to the environment.

Corporate Giving

Corporate Giving

Corporate partners are essential to ACES’ success. Support of our local and national corporate partners sustains our ability to provide meaningful environmental programs to the community. Help us broaden our reach today and join us to make a lasting impact. View our current corporate sponsors.

Elizabeth Paepcke Society

Create your legacy for the environment. Donors may play a significant role in securing the future of ACES by including ACES in their wills. Individuals who have made a planned gift to ACES are welcomed to the Elizabeth Paepcke Society that recognizes those whose gifts will extend beyond their lifetimes. Contact Christy Mahon at [email protected] for more information.