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Becoming an Outdoors Woman, Sept. 28-30

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) takes place Sept. 28-30. 1 at Touch of Nature and Giant City State Park.  It includes a series of workshops including archery, canoeing, outdoor photography, leatherworks, wilderness skills, orienteering, firearms safety and more.  The registration fee is $240 which includes two nights lodging, meals, use of class equipment and supplies, and transportation to off-site locations. 

Participants must be 18 years or older to participate in the workshops.  For more information visit https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/recreation/BOW/Pages/default.aspx.  For questions, contact Mitch Ingold, BOW Coordinator, at 217/782-7026 or at mitch.ingold@illinois.gov

The video below was not taken at Touch of Nature, but this should give you an idea what to expect during the workshops.

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Warrior Welcome Weekend

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SIU Touch of Nature’s Veteran Adventures Program along with Team Red, White and Blue Marion, are hosting the Welcome Warrior Weekend.  Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25-26.  This event is free and open to all veterans, active-duty service members, and members of the ROTC and National Guard along with their families.

Participants can arrive any time after 1 p.m. Saturday, and can come and go as they please.  Overnight cabin and tent camping is available.

Click here to sign up!

Members Dinner and Cookout 

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Touch of Nature members can enjoy dinner followed by a paddling excursion on Little Grassy Lake on Saturday, August 25.  Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the Friends Room in Little Grassy Lodge. After dinner, members will enjoy a guided interpretive paddle on Little Grassy Lake.  Members can bring one guest. 

If you’re a Touch of Nature member, register here.   

Not a member?  Consider becoming one.  Depending on which level you choose, members enjoy all sorts of perks including T-shirts, discounts to Touch of Nature programs and summer camps, and personal invitations to events such as this one.  To become a member, visit https://ton.siu.edu/support-us/membership.php.

 

Camp B.E.T.A.

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Registration for Camp B.E.T.A. is now open! Camp B.E.T.A. is an overnight camp for children ages 9 - 15 with type 1 diabetes. The camp is FREE to anyone who meets this criteria! 
Click here for more information about Camp B.E.T.A. 
 

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