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 250,000 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.
Special thanks to the amazing team from Elevations Credit Union for volunteering their time to help at Thorne Nature Experience! We appreciate your support!
An oldie, but goodie!
Congratulations to "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County's Iris graduates!
Boulder High senior Brian Rocha applied to six Colorado colleges and was accepted at all of them, choosing Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Since 1957, Thorne Summer Camp in Boulder and Littleton has been connecting youth to nature! Each summer, Thorne offers more than 150 Camp Experiences for youth ages 3-15. Thorne’s Camp […]
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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