Calendar

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

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Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join Welty Environmental Center staff at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center as we learn about the safe way to build a campfire. We will then share some fun campfire snack ideas that you can try out[...]
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Curt Meine, narrator of film will be featured guest speaker Nature At The Confluence is pleased to screen the newly released film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time with special guest Curt[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
You’ll have the chance to both Plant It and Grow It at our Earth Day Community Planting Project! Plant It – we’ll be digging in and planting bare root trees and shrubs. Come help us[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a free oak tree! Nature At The Confluence will distribute 200 free bare-root bur oak and swamp oak saplings as part of the Rock River Trail Initiative’s[...]
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a free oak tree! Nature At The Confluence will distribute 200 free bare-root bur oak and swamp oak saplings as part of the Rock River Trail Initiative’s[...]
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join the World’s Largest Treasure Hunt! Terri Gile with a Geocache discovery! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enable devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt[...]
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
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[...]
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
In honor of Earth Day we are pleased to present this remarkable film that was produced and directed by Taggart Siegel, a 1981 Beloit College alumni.  BONUS! You’ll also learn about Beloit Public Library’s (and[...]
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Wet Feet = Great Fishing! Josh with one of his Turtle Creek bass. (photo by Joe Bursinger) Want to know how to get to the fish on Turtle Creek? You could get into a kayak,[...]
Apr 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Tips and Tactics to Make you a Better Kayak Angler! Whether you’re a seasoned kayak angler, or just thinking about trying it out, you’ll learn some great tips and tactics in this seminar. Colin Belle, Hobie[...]
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Mason Bees are Nature’s Best Pollinators! Be a pollinator hero and also boost your garden’s productivity by creating and hanging a home for peaceful, non-stinging Mason bees. Slightly smaller than honeybees, mason bees are incredible[...]
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share. Cameras At The Confluence: What’s Springing Up? Tues., May 15 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Each month the  Cameras At The Confluence Photographer’s Meetup features a different theme. This[...]
May 17 @ 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, May-Oct, 6:30-8:00pm. Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to[...]
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
A Fun Kids & Adult program for kids with an adult – great for parents, aunts/uncles, grandparents, scout leaders!  Both kids and adults will get involved and learn! Our favorite fireside cooking leader, Terry Bomkamp,[...]
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share. Cameras At The Confluence: Going With The Flow Monday, June 11 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Each month the  Cameras At The Confluence Photographer’s Meetup features a different[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Come on down for our 4th Annual “Meet Me At The Confluence” celebration when we officially launch our season! Saturday, June 16, 10am-1pm ► 10:30am: Duffy’s Children’s Garden dedication, Help cut the ribbon, enjoy a[...]
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
We Need Help! Our new prairie is overrun with invasive Sweet Yellow Clover and we need help pulling it. There is nothing more satisfying than pulling this stuff up! With all this rain, it’s really[...]
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
We Need Help! Our new prairie is overrun with invasive Sweet Yellow Clover and we need help pulling it. There is nothing more satisfying than pulling this stuff up! With all this rain, it’s really[...]
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Cancelled due to many reasons: High water, Our launch area has been under water for a week, and the health dept has an alert out for high e. coli on Turtle Creek where we launch.[...]
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Come out for some nighttime fun on our trails! Fireflies are fun for the entire family! These luminescent beetles are members of the family Lampyridae. They are reported to be most active in our area between July and October, so[...]
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
NATC is planting a rain garden! Come by this Tuesday (July 17) to help us put over 35 native flower and grass varieties in the ground. The Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District and Waterbury Gardens helped[...]
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
In this program we’ll take a peek of the fastest growing bird in North America.  You will experience the nest cycle right up to the fledge flights and beyond.  You will marvel and laugh at[...]
Jul 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
You can be a monarch hero! Would you like to learn about raising monarchs? Come to this program to find out how easy it is to raise a monarch. You’ll learn about the life stages, how[...]
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share. Cameras At The Confluence: Summer Macro Photography Tuesday, July 24 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Each month the  Cameras At The Confluence Photographer’s Meetup features a different theme.[...]