ACES Adult Programs & Experiences

Building a sense of place through exploration, education and community

For over 35 years, ACES has connected students of all ages with the natural world. ACES programs transform the local environment into a community classroom, providing relevant, engaging, and exciting program opportunities for learners and adventurers of all ages. ACES works to provide the highest quality experience for all participants wishing to participate in our programs. Programs include a range of topics that combine environmental science education with outdoor exploration. Participants form lasting friendships as they share in immersive and informative experiences in nature.

All of our adult offerings moving forward, require advance registration.

ACES Birding Program

ACES Birding Program offers a wide variety of field trips throughout the year connecting birders on the local levers and highlighting the diverse bird life of the Roaring Fork Valley. As birders, we know how our own lives have been changed for the better by being exposed to the wonder of birds and the fellowship of birders. Join our Bird Club!

Tuesday, May 7


May Birding at Hallam Lake

Tuesday, May 14


Evening May Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch

Tuesday, May 21


May Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch

Creative Workshops

ACES offers a variety of creative workshops throughout the year taught by local and visiting artists and experts who draw their inspiration from the natural world. These workshops vary from half to full day, and connect participants with the natural world through creative expression.