Volunteers and Outreach

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Touch of Nature Environmental Center actively engages many different audiences by offering enjoyable and educational programs for children, youth, adults and seniors.  We actively nurture engagement and involvement, and promote diversity and inclusiveness through our varied programs. 

Touch of Nature Annual Events   

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated during our many public events and camps throughout the year.  Below are links to some of our annual programs:

Email us at tonec@siu.edu if interested in volunteering.  


Touch of Nature is Southern Illinois University's outdoor learning laboratory.  We would be more than happy to work with your school, group or organization in exploring the Center's natural beauty or even arrange a visit from our staff.  Call us or send us an email at tonec@siu.edu for more information.