Experience the Woods of Wonder at Nature At The Confluence

We declare 2020 as a Year of Wonder at Nature At The Confluence. We believe that nature is magical and amazing, and the more time and opportunity people have to spend time in it, the better. We look forward to rolling out the Woods of Wonder themed programs for children and adults in 2020!

Nature At The Confluence’s goal for 2020 is to fine tune your visual strength beyond the typical 20/20 and help develop all of your senses. Our programs will focus on the value of imagination and appreciation of nature’s smallest details. The programs will celebrate the beauty and wonders that can be discovered as you step outside our doors and into nature!

Woods of Wonder Programs 

Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Looking for a fun Spring project to do? Expand your plant identification skills while making pressed plant art! We will go outside on a short hike to gather specimens and then learn how to press[...]
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 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program where you’ll head into our “Woods Of Wonder” to do a little birding!. We will use our sense of hearing to learn to identify a few common[...]
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
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 of the confluence land! Then[...]
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program where kids will learn to fish in Turtle Creek and the Rock River Confluence. As part of Woods of Wonder, kids will get to feel worms and[...]
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 20 @ 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[...]
Jun 23 @ 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 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
The Mysterious Owl with Hoo Haven Who’s the silent master of the night woods? Come find out when you meet Hoo Haven’s owl ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! Registration required! Children must be[...]
Jun 30 @ 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.[...]
Jul 7 @ 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.[...]
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
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 of the confluence land! Then[...]
Jul 11 @ 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[...]
Jul 14 @ 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.[...]
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
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 out about these amazing birds when you meet Hoo[...]
Jul 21 @ 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.[...]
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 30 @ 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[...]
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 2 @ 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[...]