SIU Carbondale Touch of Nature Environmental Center: A Long History of Environmental Education
Authors: Dale O. Ritzel, Ph.D. and Mark “Skip” Cosgrove, M.S.
Abstract: Based upon a presentation given at the 8th Winter Meeting of the International Consortium for Interdisciplinary Education about Health and the Environment, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany - December 6-7, 2014. "... Here we have national forests, national and state bird and game refuges, beautiful state parks, magnificent scenery, an archeological treasure house, a rich and revealing natural geological laboratory, and a region favored with recreational possibilities in its lakes, its forests, its hills, its streams." "It is obvious that we need to develop thorough, on-going instructional and research programs in such field as Forestry, Horticulture, Recreation, Geography, Geology, Sociology, Archaeology, Ichthyology, Ornithology, Flood Control, and Wildlife Studies."
Quotes from Dr. Delyte Morris' 1948 inaugural address as President of Southern Illinois University
Journal: The Journal of Health, Environment, & Education