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.
Watch this cool video on the effects of wolf reintroduction at Yellowstone Park!
The wolves of Yellowstone National Park were introduced back into the park in 1995. What they did while they were there was incredible.
Check out Thorne's 60th Anniversary Events for Kids & Adults!
Join us for music, marsh exploration, and nature games and crafts at Sombrero Marsh. Thorne Educators will be here to guide you through interactive exhibits and incredible outdoor spaces. We’ll also have special guests Jeff and Paige here to perform a concert and lead our young guests in singing Ha…
“I couldn’t believe how much the students learned, how engaged they were, and how much fun they have. They continue to talk about their Thorne experience. The instructor did a […]
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