Calendar

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

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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[...]
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[...]
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Come out for some nighttime fun on our trails! Fireflies are fun for the entire family! These luminescent beetles are members of the family Lampyridae. They are reported to be most active in our area between July and October, so[...]
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
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 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
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. Welty Environmental staff will facilitate[...]
Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
In the late summer Ant Queens develop wings so they can fly off to start a new colony. We will go on a hike to look for Ant Queens. We will pick one colony to[...]
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Join us for some outdoor fall fun around the fire. You’ll enjoy a collection of some fresh roasted campfire desserts, a fire, craft and games will be included. This fun program is offered by Welty[...]
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]
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,[...]
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]
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[...]