The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) was founded by Elizabeth Paepcke in 1968. A year later, she donated her 25-acre property in Aspen to develop an environmental education center and preserve. The non-profit organization continued to grow throughout the years and is still recognized as one of the leaders in environmental preservation throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.
Celebrating Aspen’s Natural Resources
In Aspen, we love our natural surroundings. No matter how much our community grows and evolves, we will continue to celebrate the diverse and beautiful mountain environment around us. We get to live in a place with all four seasons and so many outdoor activities to enjoy. I feel it’s important to support and highlight organizations like ACES who do so much for our environment.
ACES Educational Programs and Events
The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers many different programs for kids and adults. They host special events and have established partnerships with 60 different schools in the region to provide nature education programs—both in the classroom and outdoors. They also focus on a variety of different agendas, including sustainable food systems, regenerative agriculture, forest health, habitat restoration and more.
To learn more about ACES, check out upcoming programs and events, to get involved or to donate, be sure and visit their website.
Local Snowshoe Tours
If you haven’t done one of their local snowshoe tours, you definitely should try it soon. They offer daily showshoe treks in Aspen and Snowmass. They are don’t require lift tickets or traversing through difficult terrain. They are fun and easy for the whole family to enjoy!
Click below for more information about each showshoe tour:
Aspen Mountain Snowshoe Tour—Twice daily at 10am and 1pm
Snowmass Snowshoe Tour—Twice daily at 10am and 1pm
Ashcroft Snowshoe Tour—Daily from 10:30am to 2:30pm
To view all current and upcoming ACES activities around Aspen/Snowmass, click here.
I know I am not alone in praising ACES for all the great work they do to celebrate our natural environment and provide so many different educational activities. I highly encourage you to see what they are all about and sign up for some of their wonderful programs and events.
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