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

May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
We’re offering 3 Nature-based drawing classes for which you can sign up individually for $15 each or you can sign up for all three at once for $35 total. Ages: Ages 13 to Adult May[...]
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village Janice Rice, a member of Ho-Chunk Nation, invites you to listen and envision a walk amidst the beauty[...]
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
We’re offering 3 Nature-based drawing classes for which you can sign up individually for $15 each or you can sign up for all three at once for $35 total. Ages: Ages 13 to Adult May[...]
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
We’re offering 3 Nature-based drawing classes for which you can sign up individually for $15 each or you can sign up for all three at once for $35 total. Ages: Ages 13 to Adult May[...]
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Thursday, May 23, 6:00 p.m., “”, Featured photographer to be announced. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will[...]
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages.   In this basic intro course you’ll get tips on how to choose fly fishing gear & tackle, where to fish, how to[...]
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Artists-in-training will visit the Hundred-Acre Woods to learn to draw Christopher Robin’s stuffed-animal friends! With a rich, storytelling heritage, Winnie the Pooh represents friendship, simple joys, and the curious yet gentle nature of a child’s imagination. Young[...]
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
“Bears, Bees & Honey Tea Party”  is our theme for this special Nature Kids program. Bring your favorite bear or other stuffed animal and a blanket or beach towel along for this Tea Party where[...]
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Hop On Board! The Illinois Natural History Traveling Science Center is coming to town! Hop on board this cool mobile exhibit to explore the informative, engaging science exhibits. 10am-2pm FREE! Other events that day ►Adventures[...]
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Head down to the Confluence to help us kick off our exciting summer season! Free event for the community! ►The Illinois Natural History Traveling Science Center is coming to town! Hop on board this cool[...]

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Oak and Red Bud Sapling giveaway April 27

Nature At The Confluence celebrates Earth Day with a Free Oak Sapling and Eastern Red Bud Sampling distribution. Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m - Free Oak & Eastern Red Bud Sapling Distribution - Take home a free bare-root oak sapling or Eastern Red...

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