Calendar

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

Would you like to see a program here or hold a program? Please email info@natureattheconfluence.com

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Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Beat the winter blues with a virtual trip to the sea! Your Growing Up Wild leaders will be just coming back from the beach in Florida and will be bringing back some cool stuff for[...]
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Looking for a fun Spring project to do? Expand your plant identification skills while making pressed plant art! We will go outside on a short hike to gather specimens and then learn how to press[...]
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
People have lived in the Rock River valley ever since the last ice age. Dr. Bill Green presents this program where you’ll learn how the latest archaeological discoveries are adding to our understanding of the[...]
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Who is faster, the tortoise or the hare? Come find out when you meet Hoo Haven’s animal ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! Registration required! Children must be accompanied by an adult.  This program[...]
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Nature at the Confluence
Kurt Van Galder is an accomplished wildlife photographer that has just returned from photographing penguins in Antarctica! But he doesn’t have to travel far to see his favorite subject – the American Bald Eagle. Kurt[...]
Jun 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program where you’ll head into our “Woods Of Wonder” to do a little birding!. We will use our sense of hearing to learn to identify a few common[...]
Jun 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program where kids will learn to fish in Turtle Creek and the Rock River Confluence. As part of Woods of Wonder, kids will get to feel worms and[...]
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to experience the “Woods Of Wonder” programs at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 16 through July 21 Recommended for ages 4-7.[...]
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to participate! We have all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try! Free S’mores are always part of[...]
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to experience the “Woods Of Wonder” programs at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 16 through July 21 Recommended for ages 4-7.[...]
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
The Mysterious Owl with Hoo Haven Who’s the silent master of the night woods? Come find out when you meet Hoo Haven’s owl ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! Registration required! Children must be[...]
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to experience the “Woods Of Wonder” programs at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 16 through July 21 Recommended for ages 4-7.[...]
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to experience the “Woods Of Wonder” programs at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 16 through July 21 Recommended for ages 4-7.[...]
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Illinois Folk Singer Bucky Halker will  have you spellbound as he musically weaves the story of the people who labored and lived at the confluence land…from the men who rode the rails and lived in[...]
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to experience the “Woods Of Wonder” programs at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 16 through July 21 Recommended for ages 4-7.[...]
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to participate! We have all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try! Free S’mores are always part of[...]
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Amazing Raptors with Hoo Haven Raptors are birds characterized by powerful talons and beaks, and keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight. Come find out about these amazing birds when you meet Hoo[...]
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Bring the kids to experience the “Woods Of Wonder” programs at Nature At the Confluence! Each week features a fun, new theme Held each Tuesday, 10am-11:00am June 16 through July 21 Recommended for ages 4-7.[...]
Jul 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program at Nature at the Confluence to learn more about the wonderful lives of rocks. As part of Woods of Wonder, we will explore the nature of rocks.[...]
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Welty Environmental Center staff will lead this program at Nature at the Confluence to learn more about these amazing insects. We will read a story, learning about behavior, life cycle, and why they glow. As part[...]
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Portraying Audubon the artist, Brian “Fox” Ellis will enchant children and families with stories of his travels in the wildest places on the planet. Listen to tales of his adventures as he accomplishes something no[...]
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to participate! We have all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try! Free S’mores are always part of[...]
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to participate! We have all kinds of fun percussion instruments for you to try! Free S’mores are always part of[...]