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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, 

Therapeutic Recreation

Environmental Education

Adventure Education 

and Conference Services,

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


Wild Outdoor Week (WOW) - July 13-19

Milk Crate ClimbingRegister now for Wild Outdoor Week (WOW!) day camp is the wildest way to spend your days this summer. Come join us for swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, mllk crate climbing and ziplining! Your days will be jam packed with all of that plus learning survival skills and tie dying your own t-shirt.   Register now.  Call 618/453-1121 or register online here.

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.

Mark your calendar: June 30

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Eat at S&B's Burger Joint anytime between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30.  10% of S&B's revenue for the entire day will help benefit the many programs at Touch of Nature Environmental Center.  Members of our staff will be there throughout the day providing information about upcoming camps and programs.  S&B's Burger Joint is located at the University Mall in Carbondale.  Look forward to seeing you there.

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