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

Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sorry! This program is filled and registration is closed. Amazing Raptors with Hoo Haven Raptors are birds characterized by powerful talons and beaks, and keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight. Come find[...]
Jul 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program at Nature at the Confluence to learn more about the wonderful lives of rocks. As part of Woods of Wonder, we will explore the nature of rocks.[...]
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program at Nature at the Confluence to learn more about these amazing insects. We will read a story, learning about behavior, life cycle, and why they glow. As part[...]
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
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 as he accomplishes something no[...]
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
“Protectors of the Corn Moon: How the Rock River Ho-Chunks Hid 1,200 Fugitive Indians & Mired U.S. Troops During the 1832 Black Hawk War”   This is a free program, but registration is required as seating[...]
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
If this land could talk it would tell you about the people that cared for it, revered it, cried for it, dreamed of it, and shaped it over the millennia. The people of Ke-Chunk, a[...]

Latest News

NATC receives ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant

Nature At The Confluence's Kelly Creek Cleanup and Trail Initiative received a boost with a recent $250 grant from ExtremeTerrain’s Clean Trail Grant program.  We have been working for 3 years to clean up garbage and clear trails along Kelly Creek, a natural...

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