Calendar

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

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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 @ 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[...]
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 @ 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.[...]
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm John Rose Canoe Launch - Downtown Beloit
Please note: Due to flood damage at Nature At The Confluence landing, Rocktown Adventures will be using the John Rose Canoe Launch in downtown Beloit for this paddle.  REGISTER NOW WITH ROCKTOWN ADVENTURES This six[...]
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join Welty at the Nature of the Confluence on August  11th for a second round of data collection at Kelly Creek, a stream monitoring project fund by an Illinois American Water grant. In this free program[...]
Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
There are many ways to get outside and enjoy the natural trappings of South Beloit, IL. One such way is Trail Running. Running park trails is a perfect low-ecological impact way that provides a great[...]
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Nature At The Confluence, Sand Bluff Bird Observatory and Welty Environmental Center are teaming up to help teachers get funding to bring their students on a trip for a full day of nature-based, ecology and conservation education. Four[...]
Aug 16 @ 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[...]
Aug 21 @ 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, August 21 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Each month the  Cameras At The Confluence Photographer’s Meetup features a different theme.[...]
Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
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. Welty Environmental staff will facilitate[...]