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

Meet Me At The Confluence

Meet Me At The Confluence

Celebrate the start of summer with Nature At The Confluence! Meet our summer staff, learn something new at our activity stations, and enjoy free snacks. The new Sky Carp mascot […]

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May 28, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday Trailblazing

Tuesday Trailblazing

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours […]

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May 31, 2022 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land.  We invite you to […]

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Jun 01, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trek for National Trails Day

Trek for National Trails Day

There’s something magical about being outdoors. Fresh air, birds singing, moving along a trail or even just around the block – there’s nothing quite like it. National Trails Day® is […]

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Jun 04, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday Trailblazing

Tuesday Trailblazing

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours […]

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Jun 07, 2022 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Early Bird Gets The Worm- Birding Hike

Early Bird Gets The Worm- Birding Hike

Free

In celebration of Beloit 608 Day, we will be waking up early to experience the amazing bird activity that takes place at dawn. Join us at the nature center for […]

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Jun 08, 2022 6:08 am - 7:00 am
Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land.  We invite you to […]

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Jun 08, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday Trailblazing

Tuesday Trailblazing

Nature is healing. Studies show time spent outdoors can improve mood, reduce stress, and support the immune system. Recent research suggests that everyone should aim to spend at least two hours […]

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Jun 14, 2022 2:00 pm - 6:00 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

Environmental Grant received from Illinois American Water

Environmental Grant received from Illinois American Water

Nature at the Confluence is pleased to announce that we have received a $1,000 Illinois American Water’s 2022 Environmental Grant to purchase an EnviroScape Model to strengthen our watershed-focused educational programming for K-12 students, scouts, adults and...

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Earth Day Oak Sapling Giveaway April 22- 23

Earth Day Oak Sapling Giveaway April 22- 23

Nature At The Confluence celebrates Earth Day with Free Oak Sapling distribution. In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Nature At The Confluence will distribute 250 free bare-root bur, red, and swamp oak saplings as part of the Rock River Trail’s efforts to...

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