Touch of Nature

Providing outdoor education and recreation opportunities to people of all abilities since 1952.




Serving Southern Illinois University Carbondale, the region, and the nation, Touch of Nature functions 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.

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Values – Values – Touch of Nature values environmental stewardship, community health and wellness, and social equity.

Mission – Through recreation therapy, outdoor education and hospitality services, Touch of Nature strives to create a safe, and fun learning environment for all guests and participants.


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