Calendar

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

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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 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 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 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 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[...]
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Nature Art Day at Nature At The Confluence is a unique Fall art experience that emphasizes collaborative creativity using nature as inspiration. The public is invited to join Beloit College student artists in creating temporary[...]
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Let’s do a fall walkabout along the creeks and river at Nature At The Confluence – capturing the unique changes to the landscape and plants during the fall.  Please join us on Sunday, Oct 21,[...]
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
It’s Turkey Time! Let’s kick up some leaves and kick up some fun at our Fall Family Nature Fun program “Turkey Time”.  Kids and families will enjoy story time, then can choose from a variety[...]
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[...]