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Touch of Nature Environmental Center

SIU's Outdoor Laboratory and Retreat Center

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Touch of Nature Environmental Center serves Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the region, and the nation as an outdoor laboratory for experiential learning, a field site for research, and a provider of therapeutic recreation, environmental education, outdoor adventure, personal and interpersonal growth experiences and conference service facilities. Through its four entities,

Conference Services 

Therapeutic Recreation

Environmental Education

Adventure Education 

Touch of Nature strives to create a safe, and fun learning environment for all its guests and participants.  Let's get in touch.  


Sunday Drive Variety Show: August 8

Sunday DriveThe Gathering Place off Broadway presents, from Knoxville, Tennessee, "Sunday Drive". They will be performing songs from the 50's, 60's and 70's along with your Gospel favorites, Patriotic songs and a whole lot of comedy. Also included will be a selection of songs from the "Carpenters".  A show of clean family fun to kick and relax. Purchase a ticket now, while seating is still available.

Two Show Event: Matinee 1-2:30 p.m.: Tickets:  $20.00 (Advanced tickets not required)

Evening show tickets: $40 General Admission, $55 VIP seating

Doors open 6:00 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Showtime 7:30 pm (Advance ticket purchase only.)

Dyna camp: July 26-August 1

Kids dancing at Dyna campRegister now for Camp Little Giant's Dyna Camp.  It's for youth ages 8-19 with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and attention deficit disorder.  Come dance at our beautiful amphitheater on the shores of Little grasy Lake.  Register now by calling 618/453-1121 or online here.

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