The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) will again be leading regular nature programs at North Star during the 2017 summer. ACES naturalists will be stationed on-site to engage with visitors and provide interpretive education. Additionally, ACES will offer the following guided hikes and programs which will provide access to areas of North Star otherwise closed to the public. Programs have limited space and require advance registration with ACES. Offerings include:
- Take a Walk on the Other Side with ACES Director of Naturalist Programs Jim Kravitz (July 21, Aug. 3 and Sept. 1)
- North Star Birding with ACES Bird Guide Rebecca Weiss (May 24, June 15, July 12, Aug. 9)
- Evening of the Elk with local experts Ryan Small and/or Will Cardamone (Sept. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 4)
- The Roaring Fork Conservancy will offer guided floats through the Preserve. These floats - three using inflatable kayaks and one stand-up paddleboarding excursion - have limited space and require advance registration with RFC. Dates include: June 6, June 15, June 19 kayaking and June 27 paddleboarding.