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Become a Friend of Touch of Nature

Join us on an extraordinary journey to support the SIUC's Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center as a 'Friend of Touch of Nature.' Our historic center is a sanctuary where individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels come to connect with the great outdoors, learn valuable life skills, and forge lifelong memories. However, we need your help to continue our mission.

Your Role As A Friend

Touch of Nature is a place of connection, education, and transformation. We invite you to play a pivotal role in preserving and enhancing this natural gem. By becoming a Friend of Touch of Nature, your financial support is not just a donation; it is an investment in the future of this remarkable place. Your generosity enables us to maintain our cherished trails, expand our educational programs, and create more opportunities for the Southern Illinois community to experience the transformative power of nature.

Impact and Reach

As a Friend of Touch of Nature, your funding directly impacts the lives of countless individuals. Your support enables us to provide scholarships to campers, maintain our beautiful trails, and offer innovative outdoor education and inclusive recreation programs. These programs instill a deep appreciation for the environment, foster personal growth, and create lasting memories.

Stewardship and Champions

By joining us as a Friend of Touch of Nature, you become a steward of nature and a champion of outdoor education and inclusive recreation. Your support ensures that future generations continue to have access to this invaluable resource and the life-changing experiences it provides. Your commitment is instrumental in building a brighter, more sustainable future for our community.


Membership Levels

Becoming a Friend of Touch of Nature offers various levels of membership, each contributing to the preservation and enhancement of this natural gem in Southern Illinois. Your financial support, at any level, plays a pivotal role in maintaining the trails, expanding educational programs, and fostering opportunities for the community to immerse themselves in the transformative power of nature. Learn more about our membership levels here.

Join Us Today

Becoming a Friend of Touch of Nature is more than a financial contribution; it's a commitment to a cause that enriches lives, fosters personal growth, and creates lasting connections with the natural world. Join us today in building a brighter, more sustainable future for our community and preserving the transformative power of Touch of Nature. Your support is the cornerstone of our mission, and we can't wait to welcome you into our community of friends and champions. Together, we can make a real difference.

To become a friend, click the button below. Select your membership level, answer the required questions, and make your payment. Once those steps are completed, congratulations! You just became a member of the Friends of Touch of Nature!

Become a Friend of Touch of Nature