The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) will again be leading regular nature programs at North Star during the summer of 2020. ACES naturalists will be stationed on-site to engage with visitors and provide interpretive education. Additionally, in partnership with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, ACES will offer the following, free 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. Group size is limited.
- Take a Walk on the Other Side with ACES Director of Naturalist Programs Jim Kravitz, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dates to be determine, but most likely July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 11.
- North Star Birding with ACES Bird Guide Rebecca Weiss - Songs of Breeding Birds, 6:30-8:30 a.m. on June 25; South Side of the River, 7:30-10:30 a.m. on July 29; Early Migration, 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Aug. 27; Fall Birds, 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Sept. 10.
- Evening of the Elk with local expert Will Cardamone, from 6 to 8 p.m., (three dates TBD between Oct. 1-9.