Calendar

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

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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[...]
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 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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  Nature Kids: Ho-Chunk Storytelling | Celebration of National Storytelling Day, Saturday,  April 27, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Oral storytelling is[...]
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
“Bears, Bees & Honey Tea Party”  is our theme for this special Nature Kids program. Bring your favorite bear or other stuffed animal and a blanket or beach towel along for this Tea Party where[...]
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
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. Supplies to bring: Specimen[...]
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories.  Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 18 through July 23.[...]
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories.  Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 18 through July 23.[...]
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Campers will learn basic fishing fishing skills and catch and release etiquette. The day will be spent learning about fish, aquatic habitats and ecosystems, and tools used for fishing. They will make crafts that include[...]
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
“Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing”  is our theme for this special program Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied[...]
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories.  Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 18 through July 23.[...]
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
“What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden?”  is our theme for this special program Featuring a Story Under the Big Tree and Pooh’s Pop Up Discovery Stops & Thinking Spots Recommended for ages 4-7. Siblings are welcome. Must be accompanied[...]
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories.  Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 18 through July 23.[...]
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Campers will use hip waders to river walk Kelly Creek looking for signs of human impact, documenting what they find. They will conduct water monitoring tests and compare their results against data collected in 2018.[...]
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories.  Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 18 through July 23.[...]
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Fireflies are fun for the entire family! These luminescent beetles are members of the family Lampyridae. They are reported to be most active in the Wisconsin between July 1 and August 26th and Illinois between May 8th and[...]
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to find adventures in the “100 Acre Woods” at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme inspired by Winnie-The-Pooh stories.  Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 18 through July 23.[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
  Campers will explore Nature at the Confluence learning how to identify plants and creating their own plant journals. They will Learn about plant life cycles and role plants play in habitats. Then they will[...]
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
  Worms, Grasshoppers, Stink Bugs oh my! Campers will look for and inspect all types of invertebrates found at the Nature at the Confluence. They will explore three habitats: forest, prairie, river. They will document[...]
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Christopher Robin (2018) is a delightful family film that follows an adult Christopher Robin as he has lost his sense of imagination, only to be reunited with his old stuffed bear friend, Winnie-the-Pooh. A The[...]
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Journey into the rock cycle, play games, and listen to stories to learn about rocks and minerals, break open geodes, paint rocks, and enjoy a guided hike as we examine geological features throughout Nature at[...]
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  Nature Kids: What Did the Ho-Chunk Grow? Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. – Kids will learn about the[...]
Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Insects hide in all sorts of places like grass, dirt, under logs, and even in homes. Come help us find some. We will use nets, cloths, shoves, and trowels to search the area around the[...]
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Recommended for ages 7-11. Siblings are welcome. Kids will learn who has made the confluence area at Turtle Creek and the Rock River home over the last 200 years, both humans and animals. We’ll try[...]