Fun, Hands-on Learning Since 1954
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.
Help rebuild Cal-Wood Education Center, one of Thorne's partners in environmental education. Cal-Wood needs your support to rebuild after last September's devastating Jamestown flood. Check out this fundraising event featuring a potluck and the musical/theatrical group, Big Wide Grin.
Thorne's Teaching Assistant, Fatima, is in the news. Thanks for all of your hard work, Fatima!
Niwot High School junior Fatima Rodriguez is one of 16 students from Boulder County's I Have a Dream Foundation participating in this year's summer internship program.
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 […]
Thorne’s Mission is to build Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences.
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