Aspen Center for Environmental Studies http://aspenpublicradio.org en Lessons on Ducks, Snow; Environmental Education Expands http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/lessons-ducks-snow-environmental-education-expands <p></p><p>Environmental education is expanding in schools across the Roaring Fork Valley. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies grew its teaching programs over the last two years to include schools like Basalt Elementary and Carbondale’s Crystal River Elementary school. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, studies show schools with environmental programs score higher on standardized tests.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15623 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Lessons on Ducks, Snow; Environmental Education Expands Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/climate-change-measured-open-spaces-near-aspen <p>In the future, the forests surrounding Aspen will look different. Already, mountain shrubs are replacing some Aspen stands and changing the complexion of the area. &nbsp;&nbsp;This is likely due to due a warming climate.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10045 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen Nature Conservancy Scientist to Discuss "Saving Earth in the Age of Man" http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/nature-conservancy-scientist-discuss-saving-earth-age-man <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist will be speaking in Aspen Thursday. M. </span>Sanjayan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;also contributes environmental reports to CBS News. In Aspen, he will talk about the role of conservation in improving human well-being, wildlife and the environment. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 15:45:25 +0000 Marci Krivonen 5723 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Nature Conservancy Scientist to Discuss "Saving Earth in the Age of Man" Aspen Citizens Recruited to Track Changes in Environment http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-citizens-recruited-track-changes-environment <p>Last month the Obama Administration laid out a plan to help plants and animals deal with the impacts of climate change. Already, polar bears are losing sea ice and waterfowl are flying south weeks later than decades before. The plan lays out strategies on how to help animals survive these changes.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In Aspen, a group of citizen scientists hope to do the same thing. They’re getting trained on how to recognize and record changes to the environment. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is behind the effort. The group hopes to make it easier to track changes.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 15:57:30 +0000 Marci Krivonen 551 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Citizens Recruited to Track Changes in Environment