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South Beloit Community Tree Lighting Celebration

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

Join Us For A New, Festive Tradition For Our Community! Ongoing Activities From 4:30 to 6:00pm - Ornament Making & Tree Decorating - Fire & Marshmallow Roasting - Enjoy Hot Cider & Hot Chocolate - Take a fun picture at the Festive Selfie Spot! - 4:45 & 5:15 - Fireside Storytelling   - 5:00pm - Tree […]

Nature Kids Winter Storytelling & Adventure featuring “The Mitten” – ages 4-7

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

Join us for a Winter Adventure featuring the beautifully illustrated Jan Brett version of this wonderful Ukrainian folktale about woodland animals. After story time, we’ll have indoor activities, then each child will get to select their own Beanie Baby to adopt and we’ll head outdoors for a winter hike with our new Beanie Baby friends. […]

$5.00

Winter Dazzle Day with 815 Outside

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

Kick Off 2022 with dazzling ways to enjoy the great outdoors! We're offering you lots of dazzling ways to have outdoor Winter fun! Stop by at any time between 1-3pm at Nature At The Confluence to enjoy an outdoor hike, make a pine cone bird feeder, learn about Phenology; do a tree bark rubbing and […]

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Nature Kids Winter Storytelling & Adventure featuring “The Mitten” – ages 4-7

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

This program is filled. Join us for a Winter Adventure featuring the beautifully illustrated Jan Brett version of this wonderful Ukrainian folktale about woodland animals. After story time, we’ll have indoor activities, then each child will get to select their own Beanie Baby to adopt and we’ll head outdoors for a winter hike with our […]

$5.00

Nature Kids Winter Storytelling & Adventure featuring “The Mitten” – ages 4-7

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

We've added another date for this fun program! Join us for a Winter Adventure featuring the beautifully illustrated Jan Brett version of this wonderful Ukrainian folktale about woodland animals. After story time, we’ll have indoor activities, then each child will get to select their own Beanie Baby to adopt and we’ll head outdoors for a […]

$5.00

Nature Kids Winter Storytelling & Adventure featuring “Gingerbread Baby” – ages 4-7

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

Join us for this fun tale of The Gingerbread Baby by our favorite illustrator Jan Brett.  In this adorable story, a little boy named Mattie bakes a gingerbread baby who escapes into the woods and has lots of adventures along the way.   After story time we’ll sharpen our sensory skills as we learn about how natural […]

$5.00

Meet The Monarchs! Family Program with 815 Outside

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

Meet Nature At The Confluence’s monarchs up close and personal! In this program that is designed for kids and their adults, you’ll learn about the amazing monarch butterfly, their life cycle, and their unique long-distance migration. You’ll view our indoor Monarch Magic habitat up close and personal to see the entire life cycle of a […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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Prescribed Burn Training Workshop at Nature At The Confluence

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

Zach Grycan, Natural Land Institute, and Megan Oropeza, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will lead a Prescribed Burn Training Workshop for anyone interested in learning how to manage their own land and volunteering for NLI land stewardship or for other conservation organizations. Learn how to conduct a prescribed burn and tips on best practices from both, who are experienced prescribed […]

South Beloit City Hall Blood Drive

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

Please consider donating blood during the South Beloit City Hall Blood Drive to be held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit. As the only supplier of blood to 13 local hospitals, the Rock River Valley Blood Center needs to see 800 donors a week to meet the demand. Click […]

Free Oak Sapling Giveaway for Earth Day

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

Nature At The Confluence celebrates Earth Day with a Free Oak Sapling distribution. The public is invited to pick up the free bare-root oak saplings at Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. […]

CANCELLED! Guided EarthWalk To Celebrate Earth Day | With 815 Outside

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

Sorry! We've made the decision to cancel this event due to expected rain all morning.  We’ll walk along Nature At The Confluence's EarthWalk Trail with stops featuring quotes from “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Robin draws on her life as an indigenous woman and scientist […]

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Free Oak Sapling Giveaway for Earth Day

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

Nature At The Confluence celebrates Earth Day with a Free Oak Sapling distribution. The public is invited to pick up the free bare-root oak saplings at Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. […]

Earth Day Walkabout – Sneak Peek at The Confluence Conservation Area

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

Join Nature At The Confluence's 2022 Earth Day Walkabout and you'll be among the first to see and learn firsthand the work we’re doing to restore the land at the newly designated Confluence Conservation Area along the Rock River. This is a guided 2-mile hike on beautiful, but long neglected river bottomland, where more than […]

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, 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 Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and […]

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, 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 Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and […]

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, 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 Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and […]

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Community Fire & Drum Circle

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

It's Back! 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! Or just come to enjoy the community fire, listen to the drumming and make a S'more! Free S’mores are always part of the fun. […]

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Wednesday Work Day | Be Part Of Our Green Team!

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

Join our Green Team! Each Wednesday, 10am-12pm from May 4- Sept 7, 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 Garlic Mustard or other invasive plants, or we might work in the Pollinator Garden and […]