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

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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[...]
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Campers will learn basic fishing fishing skills and catch and release etiquette. The day will be spent learning about fish, aquatic habitats and ecosystems, and tools used for fishing. They will make crafts that include[...]
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
“Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing”  is our theme for this special program Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied[...]
Jul 2 @ 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.[...]
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
“What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden?”  is our theme for this special program Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied[...]
Jul 9 @ 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.[...]
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Campers will use hip waders to river walk Kelly Creek looking for signs of human impact, documenting what they find. They will conduct water monitoring tests and compare their results against data collected in 2018.[...]
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Dressed in Jingle Dress regalia, Kim Sigafus, an Ojibwa author and speaker, will share her American Indian heritage and culture through music and dance. She will explain the importance of Native ceremonies and why music[...]
Jul 16 @ 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.[...]