Calendar

There’s many ways to learn, explore, experience nature and have fun at the Confluence Learning Center!

Would you like to see a program here or hold a program? Please email [email protected]

Click the “Categories” button below to see programs and events specifically for youth, adults, families, and free programs!

Jan
20
Sat
Backpacking the Appalachian Trail | Outdoor Adventure Education Series @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature at the Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”.

This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month from January thru April.  January’s topic is Backpacking the Appalachian Trail.

Snowshoe Hike & Instruction with Rocktown Adventures @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Snowshoeing is a great low impact aerobic activity. However there is more to snowshoeing than simply taking a plunge in some untracked snow. Come have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport during our Nature at the Confluence Snowshoe Hike with Rocktown Adventures!

Enjoy S’mores and Hot Cocoa around our big outdoor fire after your adventure!

Part of Beloit Winterfest!

Held Two Times This Season!

January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Details: This hour long hike starts with instruction where you will learn how to put on and take off your snowshoes, select the proper snowshoe, and dress for the outdoors in winter. After that we head out on the snow and learn how to get up from a fall, select a comfortable stride for walking and stomping, and turning around as we tour the loop around Nature at the Confluence.

Price includes snowshoes, poles, and a $5 gift Rocktown gift certificate
Adults: $20 |  Kids: 12 and under are 1/2 price!

Location: Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit, IL.
Register: Please call Rocktown Adventures at 815-636-9066 or click to register

We need a minimum of 6 participants and the cooperation of Mother Nature to hold the class. In the event Mother Nature does not cooperate or we fail to get the minimum amount of participants we will make a decision 24 hrs in advance. We will post on our website and Facebook and call all participants.

Winter Walk About | Beloit Winterfest Event @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Come explore the Confluence during our Winter Walk About during Beloit’s Winterfest!

  • Enjoy a self-guided hike along our trails and see what critters are active during the winter at the confluence.
  • Family Photo Fun Challenge! Bring your cameras and cell phones to take fun and creative pictures of yourself (do a snow angel!) or of the winter beauty around you. Upload and hashtag #beloitwinterfestfun
  • Enjoy free S’mores and warm yourself at our big fire as the sun sets on a beautiful winter day!

Free drop in program – come and go at any time!
No Registration required.

 

Jan
30
Tue
Cameras At The Confluence: Macro Photography @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share.

Cameras At The Confluence: Macro Photography

Tues., Jan 30 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us as we explore the world of Macro Photography. We will discuss and learn some tips to use when photographing close-up images and view examples of Macro Photography. We invite you to bring your Macro Photographs to share with our group. Either bring a print or email it to us in advance at [email protected]

Macro photography is photography magnified. It is generally recognized as “macro” when you are increasing the size of an object in your picture from about half life-size, as represented on the image sensor, to five times life-size.

This is a free event open to area photographers. No registration required.

 

 

Feb
4
Sun
Snowshoe Hike & Instruction with Rocktown Adventures @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Snowshoeing is a great low impact aerobic activity. However there is more to snowshoeing than simply taking a plunge in some untracked snow. Come have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport during our Nature at the Confluence Snowshoe Hike with Rocktown Adventures!

Enjoy S’mores and Hot Cocoa around our big outdoor fire after your adventure!

Held Two Times This Season!

January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Details: This hour long hike starts with instruction where you will learn how to put on and take off your snowshoes, select the proper snowshoe, and dress for the outdoors in winter. After that we head out on the snow and learn how to get up from a fall, select a comfortable stride for walking and stomping, and turning around as we tour the loop around Nature at the Confluence.

Price includes snowshoes, poles, and a $5 gift Rocktown gift certificate
Adults: $20 |  Kids: 12 and under are 1/2 price!

Location: Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit, IL.
Register: Please call Rocktown Adventures at 815-636-9066 or click to register

We need a minimum of 6 participants and the cooperation of Mother Nature to hold the class. In the event Mother Nature does not cooperate or we fail to get the minimum amount of participants we will make a decision 24 hrs in advance. We will post on our website and Facebook and call all participants.

Feb
17
Sat
Kayak Camping the Wisconsin River | Outdoor Adventure Education Series @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature at the Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”.

This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month from  thru April.  February’s topic is Kayak Camping the Wisconsin River

Mar
14
Wed
Wednesday Walkabout @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free coffee, water and a “Confluence Critters” organic animal cracker snack.

  • Free and open to the public.
  • All ages welcome. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No registration needed.
  • The Learning Center is open 9am-11am each Wednesday.

If you walk all three loops of our gravel trails it equals 1/2 mile. 

Mar
17
Sat
Backcountry Cooking – St Patty’s Day on the Trail | Outdoor Adventure Education Series @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature at the Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”.

This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month thru April.  The topic for March is Backcountry Cooking.