All Staff Alumni Reunion

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A celebration of past and current dedicated members of the Touch of Nature Staff!

In an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 we are postponing the Alumni Reunion. We apologize, but hope you understand our reasons for doing so. As soon as we know more we will announce the new date for this event.

Touch of Nature Alumni Reunion

This year, we're moving the Buffalo Tro from the fall to the spring, and inviting everyone who has ever served on the staff at Touch of Nature to an All Staff Alumni Reunion.  The dates are now set for both:

  • Buffalo Tro Fundraiser:  Friday, April 24, 2020

Our signature fundraiser is back find out more details and RSVP here.  

  • All Staff Reunion, Saturday, April 25, 2020

Old and new friends will gather starting at 10:00 a.m. at Touch of Nature’s Camp 2. The event begins with a welcome and registration, followed by lunch at noon. 

Afternoon activities include small group gatherings and optional activity sessions, along with  opportunities to meet and greet current Touch of Nature staff.  Attendees are encouraged to bring some old photos to share and to reminisce.

Dinner will follow at 6 p.m. 

Have a look at the invitation here.

Fill out the RSVP card so we know you're coming.  Only $25 and receive a one-year Touch of Nature membership.


For more information on overnight lodging options, contact Dena Haun at 618/453-3956 or

Can't make it to the Reunion, but would like to help support Touch of Nature?  Here are a couple of ways. 
  • Invitees not attending can take advantage of the special one-year membership price of $25.  Call 618/453-1121 or email to take advantage of this offer.  
  • Find out other options to become a Touch of Nature member here
  • Donate online (through the SIU Foundation), here.

Like our Alumni Facebook page and join the appropriate group based on when you worked at Touch of Nature.  Share your photographs, memories and tall stories.  Don’t do Facebook, not a problem.  Send us your reflections and testimonials by email at, or mail us at:

                Touch of Nature Environmental Center
                1206 Touch of Nature Road
                Makanda, IL 62966