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Therapeutic Recreation and Camp Little Giant - Creating memories and smiles since 1952.
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Adventure Education - Rock climbing, team building, zip lining and more.


Touch of Nature Environmental Center serves Southern Illinois University, 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, adventure education, personal and interpersonal growth experiences and facilities services. Through its four entities,

Touch of Nature strives to create a safe, and fun learning environment for all its guests and participants.  Let's get in touch.  


Wilderness First Responder Courses.  Discount now available for the full course for SIU students, faculty and staff.  

WFR Training Course

SIU students, faculty and staff can now receive a 10% discount on the Full Course, Jan 2-10.

All students successfully completing this 72-hour course will receive a three-year certification from Wilderness Medical Associates International.  Topics include patient assessment, equipment improvisation, environmental and back country medicine, wilderness rescue and much more.

WFR Full Course
Jan 2-10, 2019

WFR Recertification
Jan 11-13, 2019

For more information, visit our WFR event page.  Registration for meals/lodging can be found on that page or by clicking on the links to the right under "Upcoming Events."

2019 EdVenture Camps Registration is now open

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Early bird discounts are available now through March 15.  View descriptions on our EdVenture Camps page, and register your camper or campers here.  


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