SIU Dining & Lodging



The Hospitality Services Program at Touch of Nature Environmental Center offers several exciting food service options to make your BFR a success.

Touch of Nature culinary workers have extensive experience preparing meals for all dietary restrictions, including specific diets related to allergies and medical conditions.


Your menu selection is due three weeks before your event. Be sure to include requests for dietary restrictions to ensure proper purchase ordering and preparation.

If you have any questions about your order, please call Amy Preston at  618-453-3956 or email

For more information click HERE


Touch of Nature is a beautiful, peaceful setting ideally suited for nature study, recreation, reflection, or just relaxing. Giant City State Park, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, the River to River Trail and the Shawnee National Forest border our 3,400 acres.

Contact Amy Preston at 618-453-3956 or by email at for more information.

Learn more HERE