Calendar

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

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Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Weeds happen! We invite you to be part of the Green Team and help us stay on top of the weeding and other invasive plants at Nature At The Confluence! Spend as much time as[...]
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
Free 45 Minute Guided Tours Offered: 12pm 2:00pm The Confluence Learning Center and Grounds are open 9am-3pm. The confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years,[...]
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Nature At The Confluence
The confluence of  Turtle Creek and the Rock River has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years, as fertile land and abundant resources made it a very desirable place to live. Native American Indians[...]
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
“Good” plant or “Bad” plant? Let’s dig in and find out! Join the adult Stream Team and spend a morning learning basic plant I.D. techniques and how to identify the plants that don’t belong near[...]
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence
We’re celebrating South Beloit’s Centennial with an Outdoor Community Worship hosted by Daystar Christian Fellowship at Nature At The Confluence. This non-denominational worship service is open to all faiths. Come celebrate God’s handiwork in the[...]
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence
Nature At The Confluence is celebrating South Beloit’s Centennial by holding an Open House at Nature At The Confluence! Come wander our grounds, visit the Learning Center and find out about the plans for this[...]
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
  Let’s Get Wet and Discover More About Our Watershed! We all depend on clean water, but how do we make sure this precious resource is safe? We will spend some time exploring the Confluence[...]
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Weeds happen! We invite you to be part of the Green Team and help us stay on top of the weeding and other invasive plants at Nature At The Confluence! Spend as much time as[...]
Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sensory gardens strive to maximize the sensory impact that the garden has on its visitors.  Sensory gardens encourage garden guests to touch, taste, admire and listen. All gardens are sensory but through proper plant selection and[...]
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Weeds happen! We invite you to be part of the Green Team and help us stay on top of the weeding and other invasive plants at Nature At The Confluence! Spend as much time as[...]
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Did you know that over 80% of the world’s flowering plants, including crops that feed humans and animals, need pollinators? But, pollinator species are in distress as their habitats have become threatened by various human[...]
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
Come get wet and have fun discovering more about our local streams! Free Stream Study, Macroinvertebrate collection and ID Program For Adults Nature At The Confluence Stream Team programs empower citizens to be part of[...]
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Weeds happen! We invite you to be part of the Green Team and help us stay on top of the weeding and other invasive plants at Nature At The Confluence! Spend as much time as[...]
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
Join the Stream Team forces to study Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek and see what critters call them home. Come spend a couple of hours exploring the streams at NATC, searching for dragonfly larvae, snails[...]
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
Sorry, we had to cancel this program due to low registration. Free Program: Family Fun Freshwater Biology Nature At The Confluence Stream Team programs empower citizens to be part of restoring and protecting our local[...]
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
We are excited to announce that Nature At The Confluence is partnering with Sand Bluff Bird Observatory to host grant writing parties for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade teachers at Nature At The Confluence! Writing[...]
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Interested in learning new Photoshop skills? Cindy Vondran, award winning Fine Art Photographer, will be offering Photoshop Workshops at Nature At The Confluence. The first gathering is FREE and will offer an opportunity for Cindy[...]
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nature At The Confluence
This is a very popular trip! Sign up now! REGISTER NOW This six mile guided paddle, which traces the route fur traders used back in the day when the Rock River acted like a Commerce[...]
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
This class was so popular we’ve added another date! Dutch Oven Cooking is a unique and fun way to prepare delicious meals and desserts for your family and friends. Come see how easy it is[...]
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Micro Adventures are journeys, trips, expeditions and adventures that are close to home, affordable, easy to plan and unforgettable! Come get inspired to have a more adventurous year in this program by Wisconsin Master Naturalist[...]
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Wild Up Your Backyard – How To Transform Your Yard Into a Wildlife Oasis Sunday, March 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. No matter how big your outside space is, you can create a welcoming haven for local[...]
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your[...]
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your[...]
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your[...]
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 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your[...]
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[...]