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Touch of Nature Environmental Center

SIU's Outdoor Laboratory and Retreat Center

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Eclipse On August 21, 2017, Southern Illinois will become the eclipse crossroads of America.  SIU's Touch of Nature is right in its path as well and we offer all sorts of unique opportunities to experience it in our pristine natural setting. 

Find out more information regarding lodging and eclipse-related activities on our 2017 Eclipse Page.  


Fall 2016 Events

Book your Holiday Party at Touch of Nature

Big Bend National Park Trip: Jan. 8-15


Want to go somewhere sunny for winter break? Join Outdoor Adventures backpacking in Big Bend National Park. Warmest winter hike in the Continental United States. Journey through incredible scenery along the border of Mexico. Registration is open to everybody in the community and ALL SKILL LEVELS. $450 includes transportation, food, gear and lodging.

Trip dates January 8 -15, 2017.

Register by December 31st, 2016 here
or call (618) 453-1277.

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