Calendar

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

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Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Essential oils and plant medicine have been used for centuries to support the health and well-being of families and entire communities. Recently essential oils have regained popularity as people search for natural and safe remedies[...]
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Our first program filled up, so we’ve opened up another class! Please register below to secure your spot! Dutch Oven Cooking is a unique and fun way to prepare delicious meals and desserts for your[...]
Dec 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Grab a bag to search for candy canes that have been scattered throughout Nature at the Confluence. Additional activities include candy cane craft, hot chocolate by a fire and games. This fun program is offered[...]
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
The Winter solstice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. On this darkest of nights, we invite you enjoy the warmth of the community fire, stroll the candle lit pathways, make s’mores[...]
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sorry folks, we have to cancel due to road conditions and conditions in our parking lot. But, get out and enjoy the beautiful snow today! Have an adventure in your neck of the woods! Help[...]
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
CANCELLED DUE TO EXTREME COLD – The City of Beloit has cancelled all outdoor events associated with Beloit Winterfest due to the extreme cold anticipated over the weekend, including this event. Come explore the Confluence[...]
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Cunning, social, resilient, opportunistic, faithful, adaptive, shy, successful, hated, inspirational… Coyotes have to be one of the most misunderstood species in Illinois and the U.S. They conjure up mixed feelings of fear, anger, and for[...]
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
The Search for Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence  At the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River there once was a very large Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) settlement called Ke-Chunk (Kečąk) or Turtle Village. The Ho-Chunk[...]
Mar 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Celebrate the Spring Equinox–the 1st day of Spring is March 20th.  Come hike around Nature at the Confluence looking for signs that winter is over. A take home spring craft will also be included. All[...]
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Nature At The Confluence launches its third season of free photography programs with “Cameras At The Confluence: Weather, It Matters”, featuring weather photography by local photographer and storm chaser Tom Purdy. Weather photography is an[...]
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Prescribed Burn Training Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost:  $60 (Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual) Preregistration is required Register with Natural Land Institute at this link Natural[...]
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  Ho-Chunk Flute Making Workshop with Bill Quackenbush, Ho-Chunk Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, 3-day course held April 5-7. During this 3-day[...]
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Bobcat photo from the IL DNR website Presented by Jennifer Kuroda, Founder of the Illinois Bobcat Foundation Bobcats, named for their short, bobbed tail, are about twice the size of a common house cat. They[...]
Apr 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Where does water go? Where does it all come from? Come play games that help us better understand the water cycle, I.D. cloud types, and investigate local runoff and drainage into Kelly Creek and Turtle[...]
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Thursday, April 25, 6:00 p.m., “Macro Photography – A Budding Topic”, Spring has so much life bursting onto the scene and one of the most incredible ways to photograph it is by way of macro[...]
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Nature At The Confluence celebrates Earth Day with a Free Oak Sapling and Eastern Red Bud Sampling distribution. Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m – Free Oak & Eastern Red Bud Sapling Distribution –[...]
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  Nature Kids: Ho-Chunk Storytelling | Celebration of National Storytelling Day, Saturday,  April 27, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Oral storytelling is[...]
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Come hear the tales from the Rock River Trail from paddlers Gary Meier, Terry Meyers and Perry Folts of Beloit, WI. You’ll learn about the paddling adventures these three paddlers had while paddling the 320[...]
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village Janice Rice, a member of Ho-Chunk Nation, invites you to listen and envision a walk amidst the beauty[...]
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Thursday, May 23, 6:00 p.m., “”, Featured photographer to be announced. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will[...]
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages.   In this basic intro course you’ll get tips on how to choose fly fishing gear & tackle, where to fish, how to[...]
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Artists-in-training will visit the Hundred-Acre Woods to learn to draw Christopher Robin’s stuffed-animal friends! With a rich, storytelling heritage, Winnie the Pooh represents friendship, simple joys, and the curious yet gentle nature of a child’s imagination. Young[...]
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
“Bears, Bees & Honey Tea Party”  is our theme for this special Nature Kids program. Bring your favorite bear or other stuffed animal and a blanket or beach towel along for this Tea Party where[...]
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Who Once Lived Here? |  Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  This program will also be offered on Sunday,[...]
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Help your budding naturalist expand their plant identification skills with a pressed plant journal. We will go on a short hike to gather specimens and then learn how to press them. Supplies to bring: Specimen[...]
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Bring Dad out on Father’s Day weekend to learn a new skill you can enjoy together! Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages. In this basic intro course you’ll get[...]
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories.  Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 18 through July 23.[...]
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Community Fire and Drum & Percussion Circle Join in the fun each month on the 3rd Thursday, June-Sept, 6:30-8:00pm. Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to[...]
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories.  Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 18 through July 23.[...]
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m., “Night Lights”, We’ll use ground fountain fireworks, sparklers, and a blazing fire in the fireplace to set up opportunities for photographer to practice and learn new techniques. Featured photographer to[...]