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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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Winter Walkabout – part of Beloit Winterfest @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winter Walkabout - part of Beloit Winterfest @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
1:00 pm
Come explore the Confluence during our Winter Walk About during Beloit’s Winterfest! Do a Walk About with our Naturalist to see what critters are active during the winter at the confluence. Enjoy a Winter Scavenger[...]
Coyote – The Misunderstood Trickster @ Nature at the Confluence
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Coyote - The Misunderstood Trickster @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
6:30 pm
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
The Search for Ke-Chunk Village At The Confluence with Dr. Bill Green @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
1:00 pm
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
Let's Find Signs of Spring! Program with Welty Environmental @ Nature at the Confluence | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
3:30 pm
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 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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 Location:[...]
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[...]
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 Echos 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[...]
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 August[...]
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 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.[...]
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 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.[...]
Christopher Robin Movie – Free Outdoor Showing @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Christopher Robin Movie - Free Outdoor Showing @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
8:00 pm
Christopher Robin (2018) is a delightful family film that follows an adult Christopher Robin as he has lost his sense of imagination, only to be reunited with his old stuffed bear friend, Winnie-the-Pooh. A The[...]
Aug 11 @ 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 August[...]
Community Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Aug 15 @ 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[...]
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Kids: What Did the Ho-Chunk Grow? 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: What Did the Ho-Chunk Grow? Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. – Kids will learn about the[...]
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nature Kids Adventures In The 100 Acre Woods: "Who Lived In These Woods?" Ages 7-11 @ Nature At The Confluence Campus | South Beloit | Illinois | United States
10:00 am
Recommended for ages 7-11. Siblings are welcome. Kids will learn who has made the confluence area at Turtle Creek and the Rock River home over the last 200 years, both humans and animals. We’ll try[...]
Sep 7 @ 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 August[...]
Community Fire & Drum Circle @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sep 19 @ 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[...]