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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.  


Have you heard?  Touch of Nature is bringing brand-new mountain biking opportunities to Southern Illinois.  Visit our Trails page for more details. 

Touch of Nature is proud to host the 2nd Annual Regions Archery Bowhunters PRO/AM Tour, April 21-23. The event is sponsored by Carbondale Tourism. Spectators are welcome. Create an account and sign up here.  

Come say hello during the Breaking Surface Community Paddling Event and Open House.  Free and open to the public.  More details here.  

Mark Oct. 14-15 on your calendar for Camp BETA. This is a new camp for children ages 8-15 for children with type 1 diabetes, brought to you by our community partner Southern Illinos Healthcare.  Details coming soon.  

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