Thom Henley is the recipient of numerous environmental and human rights awards. He has been formally adopted and given names by indigenous peoples worldwide and considers himself a citizen of the world. The author and co-author of ten books on natural history, experiential education and native cultures, Mr. Henley has been invited to formally lecture in thirty countries of the 130 nations he has visited.
In 1974, Thom Henley launched the largest environmental campaign in Canadian history, a successful battle to save a world heritage site on the west coast of Canada from clear-cut logging. He also initiated Rediscovery in 1978 – a program that brings together youth from all nations to discovery more about themselves, other cultures and the wonders of the natural world. For the past ten years Mr. Henley has been directing In Touch With Nature Education, a program that offers international students transformational learning adventures in countries throughout Asia. In 2007 Thom purchased a spectacular 175-acre property along the Skeena River in northern British Columbia that he has been developed into the Soaring Spirits Camp – a cultural and adventure learning center for Rediscovery camps and international students from all over the world.