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Touch of Nature - Environmental Center

SIU's Outdoor Laboratory and Retreat Center

The mission of Touch of Nature Environmental Center is to enhance learning, promote professional development, encourage personal and interpersonal development, and increase environmental awareness.

The 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, Underway Adventures, and Conference Services, Touch of Nature strives to create a safe, and fun learning environment for all its guests and participants.

Upcoming Events

Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run

May 3rd, 2014
Rocky Ledges


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