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Covid-19 Updates

We want to keep everyone up to date on all things Touch of Nature as we continue to adapt and adjust to our ever-changing world. As a division of SIUC Student Affairs, we are working in conjunction with the main campus to make sure we are doing what we can to keep people safe while continuing to serve students and the community as effectively as possible.

We are currently working to schedule programs and events that fall within the State of Illinois Phase 4 Covid-19 guidelines. Please feel free to contact us to see what we are able to provide to you and your group at this time. We are excited to be able to start welcoming you back!

We will continue to work under the guidance of Southern Illinois University to evaluate and provide updates when possible.

If your group is already scheduled with us and has questions or further concerns, please contact us.

SIU Wilderness First Responders Course

Widlerness First Responder Course

When Calling 911 is not an option.

Register now for the Wilderness First Responder Full Course, October 12-18. Students completing the course receive a three-year certification from Wilderness Medical Associates. Learn to think critically during emergencies in unconventional situations.


SIU Leave No Trace Master Educator Course

Leave No Trace Master Course

Register now for the Leave No Trace Master Course. During the day, learn about LNT’s seven principles and put them into practice at sites in Southern Illinois. Participants will be camping for the duration of the course at Rocky Ledges on the shore of Little Grassy Lake.