Thorne Nature Experience, formerly Thorne Ecological Institute, was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1954 by Dr. Oakleigh Thorne, II and is currently celebrating 60 years of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. During the past six decades, Thorne has connected more than 200,000 children, teens, and adults to nature and become a nationally recognized leader in the field of environmental education. Today, Thorne’s Summer Camp, In-School Program, and Field Trips reach more than 12,000 Boulder County and Front Range youth each year.
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Thorne has had a great first week of the Fall BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Program. We've trained interns to teach the program along with the Keep It Clean Partnership! Here are Heatherwood Elementary School students learning about plants and seed dispersal and water pollution.
See what is going on at Thorne now with this issue of Nature Notes.
As the kids are back in school and the leaves are beginning to hint at changing colors, Thorne is busy preparing for another wonderful school-year. This year, Thorne will connect more than 8,800 youth to nature through its In-School and Field Trip programs in Boulder County and beyond. Through these…
Are you interested in gaining experience in the environmental education field? Then Thorne has an opportunity for YOU! We are currently seeking a 4th Grade BVSD Field Trip Intern to teach on Wednesdays at the Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center! View the description and learn how to apply here: http://www.thornenature.org/get-involved/volunteer-intern/
Volunteers and interns play a critical role in the success of Thorne’s programs, and are involved at every level of the organization, from providing general administrative support to teaching programs and serving on the Board of Trustees. Volunteers and interns receive real-world work experience wit…
Each year, Thorne connects more than 5,000 youth ages 3-15 to nature through its joyful, hands-on, place-based In-School Programs and Field Trips. “The instructor engaged the students in every way. […]