Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Simply put, parents love ACES. The organization partners with more than 60 schools from Aspen to Rifle, CO to provide environmental education programs in the classroom and field. In addition to science education, ACES also focuses on sustainable food systems and regenerative agriculture, forest health, habitat restoration, and connecting adults and children to nature. It operates Rock Bottom Ranch near Willits/ Basalt and the Hallam Lake Preserve in Aspen. 

Winter Programs
Take a winter farm tour, a guided snowshoe or ski trek or a birding class.

Summer Programs
ACES programs include a range of topics that combine environmental science education with outdoor exploration. For example, students conduct investigations every day outside, working together as they ask questions. Programs instill curiosity in campers and educate for environmental responsibility. Summer camps run all summer long.