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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Have you ever wanted to get involved in teaching Environmental Education, but didn't know where to start? Thorne has 2 teaching Internships beginning this Fall: the Afterschool Program Internship and the BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Internship. Learn more about these great opportunities 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…
Thanks to the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, volunteers from City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, and students from Grandview High School in Aurora for undertaking this amazing project! 4,000 native rushes, sedges, and grasses will be planted at Sombrero Marsh on August 21 and August 26. Sombrero Marsh is one of Colorado's only natural salt marshes – thanks for helping to preserve this natural place!
It’s a warm June morning at Chautauqua park, and in a tucked-away section of woods – aka “the jungle” – off the main lawn, a group of elementary-aged kids are down on hands and knees looking for bugs.
“Wait, I see something!” yells seven-year-old Bennett, pointing to a miniscule winged insect crawling through the dirt…
Read more of "THORNE NATURE EXPERIENCE AT 60 YEARS – BUILDING AN OAK GROVE," By Amanda Paulson here: http://www.thornenature.org/about/60th-anniversary-2/
Thorne is proud to be celebrating 60 years of building Earth stewards by providing joyful, place-based, hands-on environmental education experiences to youth in Boulder County and throughout the Denver Metro region. Since 1954, Thorne has connected more than 200,000 people, mostly youth ages 3 to 15…
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. […]