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.
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One of the better known theories, the “biophilia hypothesis,” suggests that we love nature because we evolved in it. We need it for our psychological well-being
We love to get kids out into nature, but what about parents and adults? Here's a local, experiential training in Boulder to cultivate the spiritual relationship with nature
What a great way to start the New Year! A 4-week experiential training designed to help you deepen your spiritual relationship with Nature in the darkest days of Winter. Saturdays, January 17 – February 7, 1-2:30 p.m. in Boulder, CO.
Something to consider this holiday season…
Wild Network is urging parents to encourage children to play with nature and the outdoors rather than technology
Do you love to explore nature with the children in your life? Thorne welcomes you and your little ones to the Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center for a fun, hands-on, […]
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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