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 – 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,[...]
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[...]
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 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.[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village Janice Rice, a member of Ho-Chunk Nation, invites you to listen and envision a walk amidst the beauty[...]
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Thursday, May 23, 6:00 p.m., “”, Featured photographer to be announced. Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will[...]