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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,[...]
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 @ 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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join the World’s Largest Treasure Hunt! Terri Gile with a Geocache discovery! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enable devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt[...]
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
In honor of Earth Day we are pleased to present this remarkable film that was produced and directed by Taggart Siegel, a 1981 Beloit College alumni.  BONUS! You’ll also learn about Beloit Public Library’s (and[...]
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Wet Feet = Great Fishing! Josh with one of his Turtle Creek bass. (photo by Joe Bursinger) Want to know how to get to the fish on Turtle Creek? You could get into a kayak,[...]
Apr 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Tips and Tactics to Make you a Better Kayak Angler! Whether you’re a seasoned kayak angler, or just thinking about trying it out, you’ll learn some great tips and tactics in this seminar. Colin Belle, Hobie[...]
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Mason Bees are Nature’s Best Pollinators! Be a pollinator hero and also boost your garden’s productivity by creating and hanging a home for peaceful, non-stinging Mason bees. Slightly smaller than honeybees, mason bees are incredible[...]
Jun 11 @ 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: Going With The Flow Monday, June 11 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Each month the  Cameras At The Confluence Photographer’s Meetup features a different[...]
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 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 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 @ 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 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 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[...]