Thorne Environmental Educators work year-round to foster deep nature connection through joyful, place-based, hands-on experiences. Educators teach and support elementary aged students in Thorne’s In-School, After School, Field Trip, Summer Camp, and Community Programs. Educators also provide opportunities and access to nature for all, especially the low-income and Latinx youth in Boulder County.

Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization committed to building Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature. Founded in 1954, Thorne has a rich history and has reached more than 300,000 children and adults through its programs.   

This job is for you if you:

-Are an experienced Instructor, especially in an informal and outdoor setting
-Have passion for nature and the outdoors
-Have strong communication skills with adults and children
-Have a good knowledge of Colorado ecology and natural science
-Have an understanding of Social Emotional Learning techniques
-Have good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and roles, patiently and professionally
-Are proficient with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Google Drive
-Are conversational/proficient in Spanish

Tagged as: Teaching/Education


- Must be 18 or older
-A minimum of 460 hours of environmental education experience with elementary-aged children
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Education or related field. In place
of degree, 3+ years of relevant experience working with youth or low-income communities accepted.
- Background check and fingerprints submitted and cleared by the Colorado Department of Human
Services (Thorne helps and pays for this).

About Thorne Nature Experience

To build Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature.

Application Instructions

Full position descriptions are on Thorne’s website, http://www.thornenature.org/get-involved/employment/.