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Touch of Nature is your outdoor recreation and environmental center. Membership is a great way to stay connected while helping us sustain our efforts in bringing high-quality programs, camps, festivals and experiences to SIU and all of Southern Illinois.

Become a member of the Touch of Nature family and you'll provide financial support for the programs you've come to enjoy. Funds received are used to support educational programs through all levels of development, design and implementation.  

Touch of Nature supporters are passionate about the outdoors, the benefits of therapeutic recreation, environmental education and outdoor recreation, as well as the history and traditions Touch of Nature Environmental Center has developed since its inception in the 1950s.

MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

 “SIU Carbondale and the SIU Foundation retain six percent of all gifts to enhance philanthropic related initiatives.”

Thank you for your generous support of Touch of Nature.  

TOUCH OF NATURE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Consider becoming an Enthusiast.  For just $20, you'll help do your part to keep Touch of Nature thriving for many years to come.

In addition to the benefit that your support for Touch of Nature provides, all annual members receive:

  • A subscription to our bi-monthly eNews.
  • A personalized membership card.
  • Personal invitations to events and programs, including members-only events.
  • A subscription to our annual report.
  • A 10 percent discount at Shawnee Trails (must present membership card for discounts).
  • Satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to educate others about the importance of protecting our natural resources.

Depending on which annual membership level you select, members receive:

  • Memberships of $50 or more receive a limited-edition Touch of Nature T-shirt.
  • Memberships of $100 or more receive a T-shirt AND entry into the Touch of Nature’s Annual Rocky Ledges 5K Run.
  • Memberships of $250 or more receive a T-shirt, race entry AND discounts to Touch of Nature programs and lodging, including summer camps.
  • Memberships of $500 or more receive a T-shirt, race entry AND discounts to Touch of Nature programs and lodging, including summer camps and recognition in our annual report.

*Touch of Nature programs and lodging discounts are 10% and apply to individual members only. Discounts do not apply to weddings.  If you're interested in having your wedding at Touch of Nature, contact Alan Teska at ateska@siu.edu