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Holiday Tree Lighting

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

Join us for a beautiful community tradition! Ongoing Activities From 4:30 to 6:00pm Bonfire and S’more Making Unlimited Hot Cocoa (BYO mug!) Luminary Nature Walk Holiday Crafts Family Photo Opportunities 5:00pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony, followed by a Caroling Performance This free community event will be held at Nature At The Confluence, but PLEASE access […]

Winter Dazzle Day

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

We’re offering you lots of dazzling ways to have outdoor winter fun! Stop by between 1:00-2:30pm to enjoy an outdoor hike and scavenger hunt, craft a tie dyed snowflake, learn about identifying animal tracks, then warm up around our blazing fire with hot chocolate and tea! Children's story time will take place indoors at 1:00pm. […]

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Intro to Geocaching

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

Connect with nature in a new way with guidance from local geocachers! Participants will learn the basics of this GPS based activity, including how to find a cache, followed by a hike to search for caches along our trails. All experience levels are welcome, best suited for ages 8 and up. Please RSVP below so […]

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Sunset Stroll

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

Squeeze some nature into your day and join Julie for a walk along our trails. We will gather rain or shine, crossing our fingers for colorful sunsets. Duration of the stroll is flexible, typically about 45 minutes. This is a free program and there is no registration.

Afterglow Watch Party

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

Join us for a screening of the locally made film Afterglow followed by Q&A with the Director, Nathan Sill. Synopsis: A group of parkour athletes explore their shared history. Looking at how emotions and mindsets are challenged, Afterglow explores themes of trauma and the youth experience of trying to find belonging. How do friendships shape us and what […]

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Little Scientists: Trees

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

Children are invited to use their senses to investigate the life cycle of trees! Dress for the weather because we will take a nature walk, as well as enjoy story time and a snack indoors. This program is best suited for children ages 4-6 and their caretakers, siblings are also welcome. Thanks to a community […]

$7.00

Winter Tree ID + Hot Cocoa Hike

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

Embrace the season by getting outside and learning something new! Laura Helmich, Field Biologist at the Natural Land Institute, will lead a guided walk and teach you how to identify trees in winter. Warm up in our building with complimentary hot chocolate before the hike gets started. This program is best suited for ages 13 […]

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Sunset Stroll

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

Squeeze some nature into your day and join Julie for a walk along our trails. We will gather rain or shine, crossing our fingers for colorful sunsets. Duration of the stroll is flexible, typically about 45 minutes. This is a free program and there is no registration.

Recurring

Sunset Stroll

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

Squeeze some nature into your day and join Julie for a walk along our trails. We will gather rain or shine, crossing our fingers for colorful sunsets. Duration of the stroll is flexible, typically about 45 minutes. This is a free program and there is no registration.

Recurring

Sunset Stroll

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

Squeeze some nature into your day and join Julie for a walk along our trails. We will gather rain or shine, crossing our fingers for colorful sunsets. Duration of the stroll is flexible, typically about 45 minutes. This is a free program and there is no registration.

Recurring

Sunset Stroll

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

Squeeze some nature into your day and join Julie for a walk along our trails. We will gather rain or shine, crossing our fingers for colorful sunsets. Duration of the stroll is flexible, typically about 45 minutes. This is a free program and there is no registration.

Little Scientists: Hibernation

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

Children are invited to investigate the what our wild friends do in the winter, and how they return in the spring! Dress for the weather because we will take a nature walk, as well as enjoy story time and a snack indoors. This program is best suited for children ages 4-6 and their caretakers, siblings […]

$7.00

Chloe Blodgett: The Untold Story of Beloit’s Founding Woman | Women’s History Month

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

In this program, offered in honor of Women’s History Month, you’ll learn about Chloe Blodgett, wife of Beloit’s founder Caleb Blodgett. Chloe’s remarkable story has rarely been told, and this program will reveal newly discovered details about her life. Chloe Kidder, the daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier and mother to 10 children, followed her husband […]

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Feminists in the Field: Feminine and Queer Perspectives on Conservation Careers

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

Are you interested in making a difference in the environment but don't know where to start? Get inspired by hearing about the professional journeys of local people who identify as women and/or LGBTQIA who work in various roles of ecosystem conservation! Enjoy a moderated panel with time for audience Q&A and networking. Light refreshments will […]

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Solar Eclipse Experience

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

Take a deep dive in learning about the total solar eclipse happening on April 8th! Families can enjoy an interactive presentation and leave prepared to view this celestial event. Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided. This program is best suited for children ages 6-8 and family members. Please RSVP in advance. Participation is free […]

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Little Scientists: Weather

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

Children are invited to investigate the variety and patterns of weather! Dress for the weather because we will take a nature walk, as well as enjoy story time and a snack indoors. This program is best suited for children ages 4-6 and their caretakers, siblings are also welcome. Thanks to a community grant from the […]

$7.00

Cache In, Trash Out

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

In honor of Earth Day, join us in picking up trash in and along Kelly Creek. "Cache In, Trash Out" is an effort organized by geocachers to help steward the land at sites where geocaches have been planted. Trash grabbers, gloves, and trash receptacles will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your […]

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Why Watersheds with Region 1

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

Spring is an important time to explore why our watersheds matter, and how we can help protect them. Join Julie for a walking tour to observe Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek up close, followed by a presentation from Region 1 Planning Council of Rockford to learn about local efforts to protect our waterways. This is […]

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