The Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) is ideal for students looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some time connecting with nature. Located in suburban Woodstock, approximately 50 miles northeast of Chicago, the Retreat and Ecology Campus is the setting for several undergraduate student retreats, internships, and summer courses. Featuring a wide variety of habitats including ponds, wetlands, oak woods, and prairie, the campus offers a unique chance to experience and explore local biodiversity. The Retreat and Ecology Campus hosts on-site courses in ecology, environmental sciences, wetlands biology, restoration biology, and many other areas of ecological interest. This campus is a great example of how Loyola is investing in sustainability, which is a focus of Jesuit colleges and universities.
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