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

Wind Chimes Class with ArtbyKarla

Wind Chimes Class with ArtbyKarla

Learn how to make this adorable Wind Chime. ArtbyKarla will show you step-by-step. All the supplies are included in the class. If you have something extra you would like to […]

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Aug 12, 2022 6:00 pm - 9:00 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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Aug 16, 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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Aug 17, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Fire & Drum Circle

Community Fire & Drum Circle

It's Back! Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to participate! We have all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to […]

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Aug 18, 2022 6:30 pm - 8:00 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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Aug 23, 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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Aug 24, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Free

Come flow into your day at The Nature of the Confluence! Join Aaron Wilson for a 60-minute beginners Hatha Yoga class on the bank of Turtle Creek. Aaron's classes move […]

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Aug 28, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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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Aug 30, 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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