Calendar

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

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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[...]
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Learn about the mighty monarch “super generation”. While other generations of monarchs live about 2-4 weeks, the super generation will live 8 times longer! These monarchs are the last generation for the season, and will fly[...]
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sinnissippi Audubon Chapter and Green-Rock Audubon Chapter are co-hosting a wonderful public program featuring bird expert Josh Engel. Cuban Tody Birds have been central to Josh’s life for as long as he can remember. He learned[...]
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Nature At The Confluence 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 dates are being offered[...]
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Celebrating the Harvest from Our Gardens! Featuring Samples of Stone Soup Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to participate! We have all kinds of fun percussion instruments[...]
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
The Golden Hour : FALL Wed, Sept 26, 6-7pm Sunset is at 6:45 – you may want to come early to scout subjects to shoot as the light gets lower. As days grow shorter, the[...]
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Presented by Natural Land Institute In Partnership with Nature at the Confluence Be inspired by literary works featuring poetry and prose about nature as you listen to the writers read their creative compositions that celebrate time[...]
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Fall is the perfect time to blaze some trail. Terry Bomkamp of Emmaus Adventures presents “Fall Backpacking Adventures”. In this program you’ll learn about how to pack and where to go for a fabulous fall[...]
Oct 18 @ 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[...]
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Fall Fire and Drum & Percussion Circle It’s all about art at the Fall Fire and Drum Circle! We will feature the art of local artisans. Beautiful jewelry by Healing Tree Jewelry, Unique creations by Lake[...]