Overview

Every year, ACES offers an intensive Summer Naturalist program at ACES at Hallam Lake, our visitor center and 25-acre nature preserve in the heart of downtown Aspen. Summer Naturalists receive valuable training and experience while leading guided hikes and conducting environmental education programs at Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, the Maroon Bells, ACES sites at Hallam Lake, the Catto Center at Toklat, and Rock Bottom Ranch, and at various other iconic locations around Aspen.

The Summer Naturalist program has dual purpose. First, ACES aims to provide the best possible learning and working experience to Naturalists. The second goal is to offer informative and inspiring educational interactions through ACES’ guided tours and classes.

Responsibilities
Lead interpretive nature walks at Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and the Maroon Bells in the White River National Forest
Assist with management of the Hallam Lake visitor center and 25-acre nature preserve
Learn about Rocky Mountain ecology
Teach environmental education programs for children
Conduct bird of prey programs with ACES’ resident injured birds of prey
Educate the public on ACES efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through renewable energy projects
Involvement in special projects including indoor plants and live animals, indoor trout stream and rearing troughs, garden and guided trails, and birds of prey program

Compensation
$300 weekly stipend
Shared housing provided within walking distance of ACES
Weekly food box from ACES Rock Bottom Ranch
Tuition-free participation in one or more of ACES Naturalist Field School courses

Dates of Employment
June 6th – September 5th, 2022 (June 6-17 mandatory staff training)

Tagged as: Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Degree or focus of study in the natural sciences, environmental education, or related field
Strong communication skills
Self-motivated with a sincere interest in the environment
Experience working with the public
First Aid & CPR certification
Must be a US citizen

About Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES)

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is a non-profit environmental science education center with four sites in the Roaring Fork Valley. ACES provides programs in environmental science and ecological literacy for everyone from school children, to leaders and decision makers, working to build a community of knowledgeable, motivated and capable environmental stewards. ACES' mission, "To inspire a life-long commitment to the Earth by educating for environmental responsibility, conserving and restoring the balance of natural communities and advancing the ethic that the Earth must be respected and nurtured" has guided our programming since 1968.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611
tel: 970.925.5756
[email protected]

Application Instructions

Download application found at https://www.aspennature.org/careers/summer-naturalist and send to Jim Kravitz, Director of Naturalist Programs, at [email protected] by February 15, 2022 via mail or email.