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

Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

$15

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids ages 7-11 will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They'll dig with us into the history […]

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May 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Adventures With Audubon

Adventures With Audubon

Free

Portraying Audubon the artist, Brian “Fox” Ellis will enchant children and families with stories of his travels in the wildest places on the planet. Listen to tales of his adventures […]

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May 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Detecting the Past – Metal Detecting Adventure for Kids Ages 10+

Detecting the Past – Metal Detecting Adventure for Kids Ages 10+

$10

Time to put your exploration and detecting hat on! In this fun interactive program you'll learn how to use a metal detector and learn a bit about the amazing history […]

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Jun 05, 2021 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

$15

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids ages 7-11 will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They'll dig with us into the history […]

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Jun 15, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Starry, Starry Nights | Free Night Hikes & Community Fire

Starry, Starry Nights | Free Night Hikes & Community Fire

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Join us as we explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike at Nature At The Confluence. Night […]

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Jun 16, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
“This Land Is Your Land” Folk Songs of Woodie Guthrie featuring Bucky Halker | Time Traveler Series

“This Land Is Your Land” Folk Songs of Woodie Guthrie featuring Bucky Halker | Time Traveler Series

Free

Illinois Folk Singer Bucky Halker will  have you spellbound as he musically weaves the story of the people who labored and lived at the confluence land...from the men who rode […]

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Jul 11, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

$15

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids, ages 7-11, will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They'll dig with us into the history […]

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Jul 20, 2021 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Starry, Starry Nights | Free Night Hikes & Community Fire

Starry, Starry Nights | Free Night Hikes & Community Fire

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Join us as we explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike at Nature At The Confluence. Night […]

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Jul 21, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Summer AmeriCorps Internship Available

Summer AmeriCorps Internship Available

Interested in joining our team as an AmeriCorps member? Nature At The Confluence has an 450 hour AmeriCorps position that will receive a cost of living stipend and a federal education award of $1,638.89 upon completion of the term of service. Depending on your...

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