Despite several degrees and years of experience that indicate otherwise, Stephen Mitten, S.J., doesn’t think of himself strictly as a scientist. “I see myself more as a naturalist,” he says. “I’m an ambassador for the environment.” As spiritual director and resident ecology faculty at Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus, Fr. Mitten teaches several biology and conservation courses. But his real love is avian ecology.
Take a summer course at the Retreat & Ecology Campus.
Workshops & Programs
The Farm Workshop Series is for beginners, hobbyists, and gardeners alike, offering courses that will help elevate your
knowledge in gardening, beekeeping, food preservation, and greenhouse/hoop house growing.
Beginning this Spring, Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus will once again be hosting our popular LUREC Farm-to-Table Dinner series. Join us for four exciting dinners in which Executive Chef, Scott Commings, will give guests a tour of the garden and prepare your dinner with fresh ingredients picked from the garden.
Looking for a fun and interactive challenge for your group to participate in this spring or summer? Loyola's challenge course at the Retreat and Ecology Campus is one of the largest and most exciting ropes courses in Illinois.
Loyola signs Sustainability Commitments