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Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Recurring

Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Peek Into The Creek – Free community program for all ages

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Take a peek into the creek and lets find out what critters live in Turtle Creek! Come discover the underwater world of macroinvertebrates and learn what they can tell us about how healthy (or unhealthy) a stream really is! You can choose to stay on the ground and observe & learn about the specimens we've […]

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Recurring

Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Monarch Magic | Free! Confluence Kids Summer Soaring Program

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Monarch Magic will be our theme for this free program for kids ages 4-8. Learn all about monarchs and see our live monarch exhibit. Story Time and fun activities are included. The cost of this program is $5 per child, but this program is made available for free to the community through support by the […]

$5.00
Recurring

Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Starry, Starry Night | Sounds Of The Night Guided Hike & Fire

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

►► 6:30pm - Fire & S’mores- Our fireplace will light up the evening, and you can gather to make your own S’mores. ►► 7:00pm “Sounds Of The Night” brief presentation around the fire ►► 7:20-8:20pm “Sounds of the Night” Guided Hike (less than 1 mile) What’s that noise in the woods or prairie? We’re taking […]

Cameras at the Confluence

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Join us for an evening at the confluence sharing and learning about the art of photography. The night will be led by experienced photographers willing to teach all ages and skill levels. You can come with anything from a camera to a cell phone, whatever you have! We’ll get the evening started with a fire […]

Free
Recurring

Wednesday Walkabout – held weekly

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Hit our trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Get fit, have fun! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on a leash). Stop in the Learning Center afterwards for free water and a granola bar! Free and […]

Beloit Heritage Days Weekend

We invite you to come dig up some historic adventures during Beloit Heritage Days - September 10-12, 2021. The Beloit Heritage Days Passport will  be your guide on your history-hunting trek throughout Beloit as you explore over 12 free events & historic sites over the three-day celebration. Come delve into the rich and fascinating history […]

“History At The Confluence” Open House

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

The confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River is where the history of our community begins.  Stop in to learn about the amazing history of the land at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River. This Open House is hosted by Nature At The Confluence and Rock River Trail and you are […]

Mammoths to Mounds: 13,000 Years of Native American History | FREE! Time Traveler Program

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

FREE WITH DISCOUNT CODE - 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 area's ancient residents. This is a program of our Time Travelers Series that explores the […]

$5

Big Hill Rocks and Walls with Welty Environmental Center – Free!

Big Hill Park 1201 W Big Hill Road, Beloit, WI

Join the Welty Environmental Center at Big Hill Park to learn more about the lives of rocks, including the glacial outwash that created Big Hill. We will hike down to the old quarry and explore the sediment layers. We will also learn about the people who lived in Big Hill Park and built the Model-T […]

Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Time Traveler Series Program

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

We reveal, for the first time, the lives of the women who lived at the confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek from 1800-1880. From the Ho-Chunk women who made their homes here until they were forced to leave, to the Native wives of French fur traders, and the settlers who arrived by wagon […]

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Starry, Starry Night | Lumberjack Demo & Harvest Moon Hike

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Enjoy a Lumberjack demonstration by Laura Helmich Join us for a fun evening around our fire for free S'mores, Lumberjack demo and samples of our Harvest Moon Soup. ►► Fire & S’mores- Our fireplace will light up the evening, and you can gather to make your own S’mores. ►►Enjoy a Lumberjack demonstration by Laura Helmich, […]

Monarch Magic! – Free Guided Hike with 815 Outside

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Come walk the prairie and river trails at Nature At The Confluence and learn more about the Super Generation of Monarchs that are beginning their migration to Mexico. We'll walk the prairie trails to spot their favorite native plants, learn about their mighty 2000 mile migration and  you'll find out more about how you can […]

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Soaring With Eagles program by photographer Kurt Van Galder

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Kurt Van Galder is an accomplished wildlife photographer that photographed penguins in Antarctica on his last trip! But he doesn't have to travel far to see his favorite subject - the American Bald Eagle. Kurt has spent hours photographing the Boney Island eagles on the Rock River on the Confluence property, as well as other […]

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Flashlight Friday – Night Hike & Fire

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Here's your chance to find out! Grab your flashlight and join us as we head out into the woods to explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike on the wooded and prairie trails at Nature At The Confluence. Bring a flashlight and […]

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“The Indian Experiment:” Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System | Native American Heritage Month Program

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL

"The Indian Experiment:" Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System The Reverend Alfred Riggs, a Congregational missionary, founded the Santee Normal Training School in 1870 in Santee, Nebraska for Native American children. In 1883, Reverend Riggs met with Beloit College professors to discuss an exchange program between the Santee Normal Training School and […]

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