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

Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Welty Environmental Center is hosting a fun Nature Trivia event at Nature At The Confluence! Want to test your knowledge on the Stateline’s great outdoors? Join us for nature trivia and answer questions on all[...]
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Beat the winter blues with a virtual trip to the sea! Your Growing Up Wild leaders will be just coming back from the beach in Florida and will be bringing back some cool stuff for[...]
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Prescribed Burn Training Sunday, March 29, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost:  $60 (Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual) Preregistration is required PLEASE REGISTER and pay by March 27, 2019 on[...]
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
People have lived in the Rock River valley ever since the last ice age. Dr. Bill Green presents this program where you’ll learn how the latest archaeological discoveries are adding to our understanding of the[...]
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Become a Master of the Woods of Wonder! You’ll learn how to make and follow a map, use a compass, and will find and follow trails. You’ll also learn about how people marked trails in[...]
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Who is faster, the tortoise or the hare? Come find out when you meet Hoo Haven’s animal ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! Registration required! Children must be accompanied by an adult.  This program[...]
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Become A Fire Master! Learn how to survive in the Woods Of Wonder by making a fire! In this hands on program, you’ll learn fire safety, how to start a fire & different types of[...]
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Amazing creatures live in Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek! In this citizen science program kids ages 7-11 will learn about the animals, fish and tiny creatures called macro-invertebrates that live in these streams. They’ll learn[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to experience the “Woods Of Wonder” programs at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 16 through July 21 Recommended for ages 4-7.[...]
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
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 try! Free S’mores are always part of[...]

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