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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Congratulations BVSD – Winner of 2014 Green Ribbon Schools Award!!!
The Boulder Valley School District is honored to have been selected as one of just nine school districts nationally by the U.S. Department of Education as a "2014 District Sustainability Award" recipient. Forty-eight individual schools were also honored nationally as Green Ribbon Schools. BVSD thanks our community of students, parents, teachers, operational staff, and other community members dedicated to reduce environmental impacts, utility costs, and ensure effective environmental education. Read more at: http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/2014-us-department-education-green-ribbon-schools-and-district-sustainability-aw
Happy Earth Day!
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson
Today is the day! Come out to Sombrero Marsh for nature art, bird watching, and a Jeff and Paige performance. The fun starts at 11, and Jeff and Paige will play from 12-1. Hope to see you soon!
Join us for music, marsh exploration, and nature games and crafts at Sombrero Marsh for a special day of fun. Thorne Educators will be here to guide you through indoor exhibits and incredible outdoor spaces. Sombrero Marsh is the only natural salt marsh in Boulder, and spring is the best time to vis…
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 […]