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.
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COOL! Thorne Summer Camp in Boulder is offering a fun, new "Camp Experience" called Minecraft-Unplugged for 9-11 year-olds. In this “Camp Experience,” campers will unplug from the virtual world of Minecraft and make the game a reality through imaginative role playing. Campers will work together in a self-directed quest for survival by collecting resources, crafting natural tools, and building shelters, all while using their imaginations to uncover the magic that hides along the trails of Chautauqua Park. Campers will have opportunities to test their survival skills and their self-constructed fortress against the elements and will work as a team to face the challenges of the natural world, including things like natural disasters and noxious creatures. Technology and video games will be left at home, but campers will come home with greater skills and knowledge of how to survive in a real life Minecraft world. Register today to secure you'r child's space in this "Camp Experience."
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 Experiences allow youth to explore in nature and offer just the right mix of fun and hands-on learning. Popular “C…
Have you ever had an interest in teaching environmental education, but didn't know where to start? Do you want to help foster the next generation of Earth stewards? Thorne has 2 volunteer positions where you can do just that! Volunteer as an After-School Programs Teaching Assistant or teach a station during the BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip program. Thorne's experienced teachers will train you, so don't hesitate – apply today!
Volunteers and interns play a critical role in the success of Thorne’s programs, and are involved at every level of the organization, from providing general administrative support to teaching programs and serving on the Board of Trustees. Volunteers and interns receive real-world work experience wit…
Attention youth! Are you doing something cool for the Earth? Showcase your environmental art, music, or project in a FREE "youth booth" at the Youth of the Earth Festival on April 22 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds.
At the Youth of the Earth Festival, youth will be the exhibitors, performers and artists! Here's who's signed up so far:
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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