Connecting People With Nature

Nature At The Confluence is a new urban environmental center that opened in 2017. We invite you to stop in for a visit to discover nature right in the middle of an urban area! We’re located on property 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, learning gardens, pollinator gardens and we have programs 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 and Programs

Fall Walkabout – Guided Walk with 815 Outside @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Walk the new trails along the creeks and river at Nature At The Confluence to see the unique landscape changes of fall!

  • In this guided hike you’ll learn about the unique history, industrial legacy and natural areas of this land as we walk along the trails.
  • This land was home to the largest Ho-Chunk village before 1832 and you’ll hear about the people that lived here.
  • We’ll hike along the new 1 mile Rock River Birding and Hiking Trail, and you’ll learn more about the Rock River Trail.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for an under 2 mile hike.

Your hosts for this guided walk are Therese Oldenburg, Executive Director, Nature At The Confluence and Julie Uram, 815 Outside. 

Registration is required. Please click here to register

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The Mystery of Fur Trader Joseph Thibault

The Mystery of Fur Trader Joseph Thibault

By Therese Oldenburg, Executive Director of Nature At The Confluence Notes: There are many variations of Joseph Thibault's name including Tebo, for the sake of consistency, we'll use Thibault in this story. All references about this time refer to "Winnebago" as the...

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