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.
Thorne's 60th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser last Friday night was a HUGE success. We raised more than $72,000 in funding that will enable Thorne to bring its unique brand of joyful, hands-on nature programming to underserved youth within our community. Special moments from the evening include…
It's a beautiful day for Thorne's SOLD OUT 60th Anniversary Celebration at Rembrandt Yard! We can't wait to celebrate 60 years of connecting kids to nature.
Many thanks to everyone who came and participated in Thorne's 60th Anniversary Open House for kids on Monday! We had so much fun exploring for critters in the mini-wetland, listening to Jeff and Paige, painting pumpkins from Munson Farms, and eating super delicious Gluten Free cake from Kim and Jake's Cakes!
“We had our son’s 6th birthday party at Thorne and it was amazing. The children had so much fun learning about bugs and reptiles while playing games, catching bugs with […]
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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PO Box 19107
Boulder, CO 80308