• Thoreau Scholar Ross Lieb-Lappen views penguins in Antarctica.
  • Erika Zavaleta and Justin Cummings stand in front of the ocean
  • A group of students explore the jungle at night
  • Chris studies a tranquilized Tenrec, an animal often caught for meat in Madagascar.
  • A groupd of students in Madagascar take a pause from performing environmental research
  • An African American and an Asian American student surveying tide pools
  • Thoreau Scholars review a field manual onboard a sailboat as part of a Sea Education Experience (SEA) program.
  • A group of students study the unique environment of the Madagascar jungle
  • Thoreau Scholar Katrina Malakhoff SCUBA dives in a coral reef.
  • Thoreau Scholar Skylar Behr prepares a test sample in a lab.

The Henry David Thoreau Foundation is a charitable trust that propels environmental leadership across disciplines. Through scholarships and grants we strengthen the ability of undergraduate students and professors to pursue collective study of environmental issues and promote more creative action.

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We had a stellar day at the Museum of Science celebrating the Thoreau Foundation's 20th anniversary. We graduated our Class of 2019, inducted our Class of 2023, and were inspired by Thoreau Scholar Matthew Cappucci 's keynote address...Read more