Calendar

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

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Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
"Cameras At The Confluence: Weather, It Matters" with Tom Purdy @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
3:00 pm
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[...]
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Prescribed Burn Training presented by Natural Land Institute @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
9:00 am
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 Natural[...]
Ho-Chunk Flute Making Workshop @ Nature at the Confluence
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day
Ho-Chunk Flute Making Workshop @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
12:00 am
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
The Reclusive Native Cat - The Bobcat @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
1:00 pm
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
April Showers! Program with Welty Environmental @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
3:30 pm
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[...]
Cameras At The Confluence: "Macro Photography – A Budding Topic" with Cindy Vondran @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
6:00 pm
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[...]
Nature Kids: Ho-Chunk Storytelling | Celebration of National Storytelling Day - Ages 7-11 @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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
Walk With Me Among My Homelands: Hear the Echoes of My Ancestors @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
1:00 pm
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
Cameras At The Confluence: Late Spring & Urban Landscapes @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
6:00 pm
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[...]
Intro to Fly Fishing Program @ Nature at the Confluence
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Intro to Fly Fishing Program @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages.   In this basic intro course you’ll get tips on how to choose fly fishing gear & tackle, where to fish, how to[...]
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
"Bears, Bees & Honey Tea Party" | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods  - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
1:00 pm
“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 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Who Once Lived Here? |  Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
1:00 pm
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,[...]
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Pressed Plants Journal | Program with Welty Environmental @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
3:00 pm
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[...]
Youth & Dad Fly Fishing Intro Class @ Nature at the Confluence
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Youth & Dad Fly Fishing Intro Class @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
Bring Dad out on Father’s Day weekend to learn a new skill you can enjoy together! Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn for all ages. In this basic intro course you’ll get[...]
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods - free program  - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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.[...]
Community Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
6:30 pm
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[...]
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods - free program  - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cameras At The Confluence: Night Lights @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m., “Night Lights”, We’ll use ground fountain fireworks, sparklers, and a blazing fire in the fireplace to set up opportunities for photographer to practice and learn new techniques. Featured photographer to[...]
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fishing Fun in the 100 Acre Woods | Day Camp with Welty Environmental @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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 Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods: "Adventure Is A Wonderful Thing"  - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
“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 Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods - free program  - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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.[...]
Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods: "What’s Growing In Rabbit’s Garden?" - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
1:00 pm
“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 Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods - free program  - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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.[...]
Super Stream Health Day Camp with Welty Environmental | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A Celebration of American Indian Culture through Music and Dance @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
1:00 pm
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[...]
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods - free program  - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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.[...]
Community Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
6:30 pm
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[...]
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fireflies Program with Welty Environmental @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
7:30 pm
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 Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods - free program  - Ages 4-7 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
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.[...]
Prickly Plants & Rolling Rocks Day Camp with Welty Environmental | Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
  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[...]