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Your Support Helps Serves Our Mission

Touch of Nature Environmental Center serves the students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the southern Illinois region and the nation as an outdoor laboratory for experiential learning and as a field site for research. These services are provided through therapeutic recreation, environmental education and adventure education programs that provide personal and interpersonal growth experiences.  Below are some ways you can help support this jewel of SIU.  

Consider a Payroll Deduction

A payroll deduction plan is a great giving option. Donating a small amount each payroll can work for every budget and adds up to make a significant impact.

  • If your company or organization would like information about how to include Touch of Nature as a payroll deduction option for your employees, please contact Sara Bond by email at
  • SIU employees may use the payroll deduction form.

Consider a Campership

Send a camper on the adventure of a lifetime.  

  • Camp Little Giant offers children and adults with mental, physical and developmental disabilities an eye-opening view of their own capabilities, and the belief that they can increase their confidence and independence.  
  • Our EdVenture Camps offer children and youth ages 7-15 a traditional camp experience, along with learning about the natural world around them.  

Please give what you can knowing your contribution makes a difference.  Thank you for being an important part of the unique, life-enriching programs at Touch of Nature Environmental Center!

General Support


Environmental Education Program


Therapeutic Recreation Program



Underway Adventures


Veteran Adventures Programs


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