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,[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 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 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 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 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 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[...]
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 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 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Use the power of Strava and your social network to get motivated and get fit in 2019! If you enjoy cycling or running you have most likely heard of Strava, a free app for tracking[...]
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 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am 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 Location:[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Who Once Lived Here? |  Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  This program will also be offered on Sunday,[...]
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Dressed in Jingle Dress regalia, Kim Sigafus, an Ojibwa author and speaker, will share her American Indian heritage and culture through music and dance. She will explain the importance of Native ceremonies and why music[...]
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Who Once Lived Here? |  Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  This program will also be offered on Sunday,[...]
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Who Once Lived Here? |  Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village  This program will also be offered on Sunday,[...]