Connecting People With Nature

Nature At The Confluence invites you to stop in for a visit to discover nature just steps from the city.  We’re located on about 80 acres surrounded by the Rock River, Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek, and you’ll find scenic beauty during every season. The campus offers a 5-acre prairie restoration, trails, learning gardens, pollinator gardens and programs are held throughout the year for all ages and interests! Visit our calendar to see all we have to offer and come see us soon!

Upcoming Events

Quartz Crystal Yoga + Sound Healing

Experience an evening of yoga combined with singing bowls and sound healing. This class is a combination of chakra cleansing, soma yoga and sound healing. Open to all levels of yoga. […]

$25.00
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Feb 21, 2024 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Sunset Stroll

Squeeze some nature into your day and join Julie for a walk along our trails. We will gather rain or shine, crossing our fingers for colorful sunsets. Duration of the […]

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Feb 27, 2024 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Yoga Nidra + Sound Healing

Experience an evening of Yoga Nidra where students will be led through a guided meditation along with sound healing. Yoga led by Amelia Morris of Inner Prana Yoga and Sound […]

$25.00
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Feb 28, 2024 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Bird Club

Practice the art of noticing details while connecting with nature. This beginner-friendly bird outing will include an introduction to birding and guided stroll on our Rock River Birding & Hiking […]

$5.00
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Mar 01, 2024 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Sunset Stroll

Squeeze some nature into your day and join Julie for a walk along our trails. We will gather rain or shine, crossing our fingers for colorful sunsets. Duration of the […]

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Mar 05, 2024 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Little Scientists: Hibernation

Children are invited to investigate the what our wild friends do in the winter, and how they return in the spring! Dress for the weather because we will take a […]

$7.00
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Mar 09, 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Chloe Blodgett: The Untold Story of Beloit’s Founding Woman | Women’s History Month

In this program, offered in honor of Women’s History Month, you’ll learn about Chloe Blodgett, wife of Beloit’s founder Caleb Blodgett. Chloe’s remarkable story has rarely been told, and this […]

Free
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Mar 09, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spring Equinox Mindfulness Walk

“The further we distance ourselves from the spell of the present, explored by our senses, the harder it will be to understand and protect nature’s precarious balance, let alone the […]

$5.00
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Mar 19, 2024 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Land Acknowledgement

Nature At The Confluence acknowledges that we occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land, where their people lived at Ke-chunk-nee-shun-nuk-ra, or Turtle village, until an 1832 treaty forced them to cede this territory. For decades federal and state governments repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin and Illinois. Through our programs we seek to educate visitors about the Ho-Chunk’s legacy of resilience, and honor their ancestors that cherished this land. 

Latest News

Partner of the Month: South Beloit Public Library

Partner of the Month: South Beloit Public Library

We are able to offer many of our programs thanks to a strong partnership with the South Beloit Public Library. Library Director Brenda Weinberg recently answered questions about the partnership’s value to the community and what’s in store for the future. How long has...

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Views From The Trail

Views From The Trail

Bruce Cawkins (he/him) volunteered to place two trail cameras in our woodland as part of the Master Naturalist program. Bruce achieved the naturalist certification in June through the University of Wisconsin-Extension, in partnership with Welty Environmental Center....

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Eagle Nest Play Area Refreshed

Eagle Nest Play Area Refreshed

Patrick Rochester (he/him) expects to receive his Eagle Scout award this month (November 2023) after leading an expansion of the Eagle Nest Play Area. The approximately 30-by-17 foot area has additional mulch, new signs, and a tic-tac-toe board. Patrick and his team...

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Meet Our Fall Student Interns

Meet Our Fall Student Interns

Hannah Welte (she/her), a senior at Beloit College, is interning this fall as part of her Psychology Practicum and capstone experience. A Biology and Psychology double major, Hannah hopes to pair her work at The Confluence with research into how nature...

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