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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 canoe on Little Grassy Lakeserves 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, Therapeutic RecreationEnvironmental EducationUnderway Adventures and Conference Services, Touch of Nature strives to create a safe, and fun learning environment for all its guests and participants.                               

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Celebrate the Holidays at Touch of Nature

Let Touch of Nature's Conference Services plan the details for your holiday gathering.  Click here for more information.

Artisans and vendors invited to the Maple Festival

Touch of Nature's annual Maple Festival is Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22.  Artisans and vendors are invited to attend.  Besides maple syrup demonstrations and the pancake breakfast, expect blacksmithing demonstrations, hide tanning, silk embroidery furniture making and maybe YOU.  Contact Scott Ferguson by email at scottf@siu.edu or call 618/453-1121 for more details.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

May your future be full of success and Saluki pride.  Best of luck as you begin your new chapter in life.  

Spring Break Trip to Moab, Utah

Touch of Nature's Underway Adventures Program is offering a guided desert experience this Spring Break in Moab, Utah. Partake in several days of backcountry travel and enjoy the convenience of front country camping throughout your trip.  Email Clayton Sheehan at csheehan@siu.edu for more details or call 618/453-1121.

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