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Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

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

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids, ages 7-11, will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They'll dig with us into the history of the confluence land and waters and find out about the people and animals who lived here and learn what traces they’ve left behind.  They’ll […]

$15.00

Bird Hike With Audubon featuring Brian “Fox” Ellis

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

Take A Walk With John Audubon! Brian “Fox” Ellis, portraying John Audubon the artist, will lead a unique bird watching adventure as he regales you with his in-depth observations of the species we happen to see along the Rock River Birding and Hiking Trail. Peak Spring migration is happening at this time, so we should […]

Free

“Adventures With Audubon” Program with Brian “Fox” Ellis

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

Come gather 'round as Brian “Fox” Ellis, portraying John Audubon the artist,  weaves stories of his travels in the wildest places on the planet. Listen to tales of his adventures as he accomplishes something no one had ever done before: drawing every bird in North America. Fox is a storyteller and educator who brings the […]

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Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

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

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids ages 7-11 will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They'll dig with us into the history of the confluence land and waters and find out about the people and animals who lived here and learn what traces they’ve left behind.  They’ll […]

$15.00

Detecting the Past – Metal Detecting Adventure for Kids Ages 8+

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

Time to put your exploration and detecting hat on! In this fun interactive program you'll learn how to use a metal detector and learn a bit about the amazing history of the confluence land! Then we'll head out on an exploration to see what treasures we can find buried beneath the soil and in the […]

$10.00

“This Land Is Your Land” Folk Songs of Woodie Guthrie featuring Bucky Halker | Time Traveler Series

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

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 encampments during the depression era, to the Irish workers who toiled to build the railroads, and the men who labored […]

Free

Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

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

Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids, ages 7-11, will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They'll dig with us into the history of the confluence land and waters and find out about the people and animals who lived here and learn what traces they’ve left behind.  They’ll […]

$15.00

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 […]

Free

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

“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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Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller | Women’s History Month Program

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

In honor of Women's History Month, we invite you to join us for an introduction to Juliette Kinzie and explore her journey as she chronicled her life adventures from proper New England society lady, to life as the Indian Agent’s wife. This program is presented by Kathe Crowley Conn, author of the biography "Juliette Kinzie: […]

Free

Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Women’s History Month

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

Women's History Month | Honoring 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 to build their home […]

Free