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  • Sustainability

    Loyola named 4th greenest college by Sierra Magazine

    Loyola University Chicago once again gets recognized for it's sustainability efforts taking place on the campuses. Named as the 4th greenest college in America by Sierra Magazine, Loyola has the opportunity to demonstrate how the university is making great strides to promote sustainability on and around campus. For more on the article, http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/slideshow/top-ten-coolest-schools-2014#9
  • Are you up for a Challenge?

    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. Participants will have the opportunity to transfer learning on the course to their everyday lives through a reflective process, while developing trust, communication, and leadership capacities.
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  • New Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen now open at LUREC

    Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus is thrilled to announce that its new demonstration kitchen, the Duchossois Food Systems Lab and Kitchen, is now open for classes and events. The goal of the kitchen is to bring the experience of a professional kitchen to students, community members, and others, including those not familiar with food preparation. The kitchen, in conjunction with the campus farm, will allow students and guests to learn techniques that will lead to better, smarter, and healthier ways of living. Some team popular team building offerings include an Iron Chef Experience, Employee Incentive Program, and Farm Workshops.
  • Hope is the thing with feathers

    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.
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Videos

  • Visit Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus

    Interested in hosting a retreat? Located in picturesque Woodstock, Illinois, Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus is encompassed by 98 acres of greenery and provides a serene setting for overnight retreats, day meetings, team building, and community events.
  • IES summer courses at LUREC

    This summer, take a course in Loyola's "wilderness classroom" at the Retreat and Ecology Campus and get hands-on experience in ecology, restoration and sustainability.
  • Ecological Laboratory

    At Loyola's Retreat & Ecology Campus, students can take an ecology laboratory course and experience nature as their classroom.

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    Guest housing, meeting spaces, and campus photos

    Check out our beautiful Retreat and Ecology campus for your next retreat experience. (Photos by Rob Hart.)
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    Challenge Course and Team Building

    Do you have what it takes? Engage in Loyola's exciting ropes course which is ideal for challenge, reflection, and learning. Select from high or low rope elements and customize a program that aligns with your group's goals.
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    Team Building Events

    Available for groups of 12-200, check out the numerous team building activities that are offered at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus.
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    Back to the outdoors

    Outdoor scenes at the Retreat & Ecology Campus.
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    Wildlife at the Retreat and Ecology Campus

    Here are just a few of the species spotted at the Retreat and Ecology Campus.
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    Student Retreats

    Student retreats teach leadership skills and strengthen the bonds amongst peers. Great for team building and individual development.
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    LUREC Insect Biodiversity

    Images of animals, plants and fungi found at LUREC, starting in 2010.
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    LUREC Reptile and Amphibian Biodiversity

    Images of animals, plants and fungi found at LUREC, starting in 2010.
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    LUREC Fungus Biodiversity

    Images of animals, plants and fungi found at LUREC, starting in 2010.
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    LUREC Mammal Biodiversity

    Images of animals, plants and fungi found at LUREC, starting in 2010.
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    LUREC Bird Biodiversity

    Images of animals, plants and fungi found at LUREC, starting in 2010.
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    LUREC Restoration: Wetland Fen

    “Restoration is the reestablishment of ecological processes, functions, and biotic/abiotic linkages and leads to a persistent, resilient system integrated within its landscape.“ Based on Society of Wetland Scientists 8/6/00
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    LUREC Restoration: Wetland Clearing, 2015

    “Restoration is the reestablishment of ecological processes, functions, and biotic/abiotic linkages and leads to a persistent, resilient system integrated within its landscape.“ Based on Society of Wetland Scientists 8/6/00
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    LUREC Restoration: Volunteer Work Days

    “Restoration is the reestablishment of ecological processes, functions, and biotic/abiotic linkages and leads to a persistent, resilient system integrated within its landscape.“ Based on Society of Wetland Scientists 8/6/00
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    LUREC Restoration: Oaks

    “Restoration is the reestablishment of ecological processes, functions, and biotic/abiotic linkages and leads to a persistent, resilient system integrated within its landscape.“ Based on Society of Wetland Scientists 8/6/00