Naturalist Field School Programs

For over 30 years, ACES Naturalist Field School (NFS) has connected students of all ages with the natural world. Our programs inspire a passion for learning, and responsibility towards our environment. People of all ages leave our programs with new friendships and a greater sense of place.

NFS programs transform the local environment into a community classroom. Our programs provide relevant, engaging, and exciting opportunities for learners. Expert educators return to ACES every year to share their knowledge and connect with the community.

Naturalist Field School (NFS) Experiences include:

  • Adult field seminars, hikes, art classes, cooking demonstrations, and dinners
  • Monthly and weekly birding outings and classes
  • Week-long summer programs and drop-in classes for kids ages 4-14 years
  • Day camps over school breaks for kids ages 4-12 years
  • Seasonal Parent & Toddler class series

Click here for important information on NFS registration, age guidelines, medical concerns, scholarship information, cancellation policy, and membership benefits.