About Thorne

Thorne Nature Experience, formerly Thorne Ecological Institute, was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1954 by Dr. Oakleigh Thorne, II and is currently celebrating 59 years of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. During the past five 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 7,000 Boulder County and Front Range youth each year.

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Thorne Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Since 1957, Thorne Summer Camp in Boulder and Littleton has been connecting youth to nature! Each summer, Thorne offers 145 Camp Experiences for youth ages 3-15. Thorne’s Camp Experiences allow […]

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Our Next Event

April 28, 2014

Every Monday and Tuesday, parents and caretakers can bring their kids for a hands-on self guided exploration. Come in, chat with an educator, grab an exploration backpack, and head out […]

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