ACES offers full slate of offerings in March |

ACES offers full slate of offerings in March

BASALT – March is a busy month at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and at its Rock Bottom Ranch outpost near Basalt.

The Naturalist Nights series of presentations continues on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Hallam Lake in Aspen. This week, Eric Odell discusses wolverine conservation in Colorado (he’ll also make a presentation Wednesday at the Third Street Center in Carbondale). On March 21, Jenny Berven discusses northern goshawks in the American West, and on March 28, Jamie Cundiff and Michelle Nijhuis present “What’s Happening in Our Forest? Monitoring Forest Health Locally and Throughout the West.”

Monday, Auden Shendler, vice president of sustainability at Aspen Skiing Co., speaks at 6:30 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, discussing the realities of being “green” in today’s world as part of the Tomorrow’s Voices lecture series.

Winter stargazing is planned Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Rock Bottom Ranch (suggested donation is $10 per family). On Thursday at the ranch, Michael Thompson offers a presentation on “Eating Healthy on a Budget” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. ($35, or $25 for members).

Sheet mulching and 18-day compost is the focus March 21 at the ranch.

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