Touch of Nature Environmental Center

The mission of Touch of Nature Environmental Center is to enhance learning, promote professional development, encourage personal and interpersonal development, and increase environmental awareness.

The Center serves Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the region, and the nation as an outdoor laboratory for experiential learning, a field site for research, and a provider of therapeutic recreation, environmental education, outdoor adventure, personal and interpersonal growth experiences and conference service facilities.

Private donors and corporate partners, even those who never set foot on the SIU Carbondale campus, can make an impact by supporting the Touch of Nature’s mission.  Your support will continue a tradition at Touch of Nature of being forward thinking and steadfast in improving the lives that the University impacts on a daily basis.  It will foster the enhancement of programs that urge personal and professional involvement, while educating various audiences about the environment we live in.

FUNDS TO SUPPORT

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Friends of Outdoor Education Laboratory Fund

Provides general support of Touch of Nature Environmental Fund
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Environmental Education Fund

Provides funds for general expenses and campership support for the Environmental Education Program
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Therapeutic Recreation Fund

Supports the Therapeutic Recreation Program
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Underway Adventure Fund

Supports the Underway Adventure Program