Thorne Nature Experience believes that to remain relevant as an organization and ensure access to joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experience for all youth, its programs, leadership, and participants must reflect the range of diversity, culture, and unique differences in our community.

Based on this belief, Thorne’s Board approved the second iteration of an Inclusiveness Plan in November of 2016. Thorne’s previous Inclusiveness plan (2013-2015) allowed our organization to successfully increase our awareness of the importance of inclusiveness, develop a plan for hiring from diverse applicant pools, and scaffold our curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners. Our current Inclusiveness Plan focuses builds on this success by focusing on six key areas to help our organization deepen our inclusivity practices both within our internal practices and in relationship with our community.