environmental education http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-2 <p></p><p>The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) has been an advocate for environmental education for over 45 years. Arin Trook is the Education Director, and is in charge of the in-school ACES programs in schools between between Aspen and Rifle. Trook explains the importance of environmental education and his &nbsp;goals for future expansion. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19196 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-1 <p></p><p>Chris Lane, the CEO of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), shares the history, mission, sites, and summer programs of the non-profit organization. ACES manages 500 acres of land - some of which is located at Hallam Lake in Aspen, Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt, Spring Creek up the Frying Pan, and the Catto Center at Toklat, located at the ghostown of&nbsp;Ashcroft. There are multiple kids camps, adult workshops, and tours going on everyday, making summer at ACES anything but boring.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about ACES and ACES summer programs on visit their website:<a href="http://www.aspennature.org/"> www.aspennature.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19195 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 1 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