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.
We are looking forward to tomorrow's Friday Family Event at the lawn at Mapleton Hill School at 2:35pm featuring a children's music concert with Jeff and Paige! More information on tomorrow's and all of Thorne's events can be found on the events page of our website: http://www.thornenature.org/events/
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 youth to explore in nature and offer just the right mix of fun and hands-on learning. Popular “Camp Experi…
Friday Family Event on July 11, 2014 with the Zoological Discovery Center
“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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Boulder, CO 80308