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Rebecca Weiss
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Partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails
Partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails
Partnership with Pitkin County Open Space & Trails

Take a Walk on the Other Side | one

Join ACES Director of Naturalist Programs, Jim Kravitz and ACES Forest Programs Director, Adam McCurdy on this rare opportunity to discover the far side of the North Star Preserve, which is otherwise closed to the public. This small group experience will meander through the entire length of the preserve, traversing riparian areas and aspen fans along the flanks of Aspen Mountain. Along the way we will discover, observe and learn about the rich animal and plant life that make North Star their home. During this one-of-a-kind walk we will observe ecological features and natural habitats of North Star and discuss the importance of land preservation in our valley. 

Meet at North Star Nature Preserve's North Lot, 1.65miles from the corner of Hwy 82 ad Original Street.

Jim Kravitz has been Director of Naturalist Programs since 1996. Jim joined the ACES staff as a Summer Naturalist in 1995 and as a Winter Naturalist in 1995/96. He received his B.A. in Environmental Conservation at the University of Colorado and spent several years guiding backcountry trips throughout the northwestern United States and Alaska. Jim hires for and manages ACES' Summer and and Winter Naturalist Programs. He has completed the American Leadership Forum program as well as graduate work with the Union Institute relating to the importance nature centers play in building social capital within their communities. When not teaching his sons, Jack and Jesse, about the place he lives, Jim likes to hike, ski, and see live music.

Adam McCurdy first joined ACES in 2008 as a Summer Naturalist and re-joined the ACES staff in 2017 as the Forest Programs Director. He received his B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts and his M.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado. Adam discovered the beauties and intricacies of the natural world while exploring the rich forest of New England. As the Forest Programs Director, he's thrilled to be spending his time working for the forest of the Rocky Mountains. Adam spends his free time hiking, biking, skiing, and whenever possible, exploring new places. 

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a day pack with lunch, plenty of water, rain jacket, clothing for warm/cold weather, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Bring binoculars, field guide books, journal, or camera to enhance your experience.
$0.00 Members
$0.00 Non Members
Hallam Lake
9:00am - 1:00pm
Class Maximum6
Class full - Wait list open
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