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

Family Fall Walkabout

Family Fall Walkabout

Free

Join Us for Some Fall Family Fun! Make a Fall Memory Stick as you walk the trails along the creeks and river at Nature At The Confluence and see the […]

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Nov 07, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Flashlight Friday

Flashlight Friday

Free

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Here's your chance to find out! Grab your flashlight and join us as we head out into the woods to explore […]

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Nov 12, 2021 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
“The Indian Experiment:” Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System | Native American Heritage Month Program

“The Indian Experiment:” Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System | Native American Heritage Month Program

Free

"The Indian Experiment:" Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System The Reverend Alfred Riggs, a Congregational missionary, founded the Santee Normal Training School in 1870 in Santee, Nebraska […]

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Nov 14, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 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. 

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Land Acknowledgement adopted by Nature At The Confluence

Land Acknowledgement adopted by Nature At The Confluence

At the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River, from about 1822-1832, there was a very large Ho-Chunk settlement called Ke-Chunk (Kečąk) or Turtle Village.  You can learn more about Ke-Chunk (pronounced kay-chunk) Village and the Ho-Chunk people in the...

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Participate in “My View Photo Perspective Hike”

Participate in “My View Photo Perspective Hike”

Come participate in the new “My View Photo Perspective Hike”, which challenges people of all ages and photographic abilities to take photos of the same five subjects with their own unique perspective, and then share them on Facebook or Instagram using the #myviewhike...

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