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“If This Land Could Talk” History Walk at Nature At The Confluence

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

Come walk with us to learn about the people who lived here at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River and those who just passed through. You learn about the Ho-Chunk, the Métis, Fur Traders, Irish settlers, one of the greatest heroes of World War I, plus a few surprise visitors. Therese Oldenburg […]

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Wednesday Work Day

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. We might work on pulling invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. […]

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Wednesday Work Day

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. We might work on pulling invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. […]

History Hike + Ripple

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

Join our staff for a guided hike on our trails where you will learn about the Indigenous and industrial history of the land, followed by a group trip to the M & M Dari Ripple. There is no charge to attend the hike, and we encourage you to support Dari Ripple and Nature At The […]

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Wednesday Work Day

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. We might work on pulling invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. […]

Recurring

Wednesday Work Day

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. We might work on pulling invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. […]

Recurring

Wednesday Work Day

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. We might work on pulling invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. […]

Annular Solar Eclipse

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

Learn about the special occurrence of the annular solar eclipse from local science educator Sean Weinberg, make a solar inspired craft, and join us in witnessing this celestial event. Solar eclipse viewing glasses provided. Presented by the South Beloit Public Library and Nature At The Confluence. All ages welcome, please RSVP in advance. This event […]

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Recurring

Wednesday Work Day

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. We might work on pulling invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. […]

Fall Family Day

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

Celebrate the changing season with autumn activities for all ages! Beginning at 11:30am, families can participate in kids' story time and an acorn craft, and those ages 10 and up can paint a candle with wax. Stay to enjoy apple cider heated over the fire, scavenger hunt, and a self guided hike surrounded by fall […]

$5.00 – $20.00
Recurring

Wednesday Work Day

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm, we pull on our work gloves and focus on taking care of the land. We invite you to join us whenever you can. We might work on pulling invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and Learning Gardens. We might also work on trail maintenance. […]

EarthWalk Group Reflection

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

To recognize Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, we are bringing back the popular “EarthWalk Trail” for the month of November. We invite you to explore our prairie trail to find 15 EarthWalk stops where you’ll be able to read and ponder our favorite quotes from Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants” […]

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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.