Mission and Vision
Thorne has two outdoor education facilities in the Boulder/Denver Metro area at Sombrero Marsh in Boulder and Waterton Canyon in Littleton. Thorne’s administrative offices are located at the Sombrero Marsh Environmental Education Center in Boulder.
Thorne Nature Experience, formerly known as Thorne Ecological Institute, was founded in 1954 by Dr. Oakleigh Thorne, II. Thorne was one of Colorado’s first environmental nonprofits and has a storied history and many accomplishments that extend well beyond connecting more than 200,000 youth and adults to nature over the past five decades.
News about Thorne
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CLICK HERE to read recent articles from Boulder County Kids written by Thorne’s Founder, Oak Thorne.
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