Our Partners

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Community Partner

Community Partners have formed committed relationships with the entire Center through their sustaining support. They commit higher dollars to our programs and in doing so are entitled to work with the organization to develop co-branding opportunities. $25,000 and up.


River radio          laborers regional


Program Partners

Program Partners have formed committed relationships with a certain program/s at the Center. They commit higher dollar amounts to a specific program or project and are entitled to work with the organization to develop co-branded programs. Starting at $10,000


                                     US Forest Service               Southern Illinois Healthcare

 SIU University Housing   SIU Recreational Sports and Services


  Friends of Touch of Nature

Program Sponsors

Program Sponsors have formed important relationships with the Center by providing much needed support for our programs or projects. They provide cash and in kind donations and are committed to seeing the Center succeed. Sponsorship Dollar Amounts Vary

     Papa Johns Carbondale Bike Surgeon



Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors have formed committed relationships with the Center through their sustaining support of our community events. They commit $5,000 annually in support of our events that draw thousands of people every year to the Center. With their support we are able to offer these events at little to no cost. $5,000

  siu credit union               Country Financial     siuphrc-src



Educational Partners

Educational Partners do not make cash or in-kind donations to the Center. Instead, the Center and these organizations work together to provide the highest quality experiences for SIU students and the community that we serve.


    American Camping Association          Association for Experiential Education     Experiential Systems


American Canoe Association          American hiking society            Environmental Education Association of Illinois

                  Leave no trace center for outdoor ethics         Friends of Shawnee 


                        Southern Illinois Mountain Bike Association    


Contact JD Tanner, Touch of Nature Director, at 618/453-1121 or jdtanner@siu.edu if interested in becoming a partner.