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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Open House at Visit Beloit in the Former Angel Museum and St. Paul’s Catholic Church

Visit Beloit Headquarters 656 Pleasant St., Beloit, WI

Open House at Visit Beloit's new headquarters in the former Angel Museum and St. Paul's Catholic Church, Friday Sept. 10, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Visit Beloit, 656 Pleasant St. Come see how Visit Beloit is transforming this historical church into their new headquarters ; www.visitbeloit.com 

Beloit Historical Society Grand Reopening Ceremony & Open Hours

Beloit Historical Society 845 Hackett St., Beloit, WI

We will have a formal ribbon cutting and a few words from our director as part of our reopening ceremony. Friday, September 10th, 9:00 a.m. is the ceremony, then we're open until 6:00 p.m. Tour the new and improved Lincoln Center and view our new exhibits: The Veteran's Hall showcases correspondence from Beloit soldiers as […]

“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 […]

$5.00

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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Family Fall Walkabout

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

Join Us for Some Fall Family Fun! Make a Fall Memory Stick as you walk the trails along the creeks and river at Nature At The Confluence and see the changing prairie and woodland landscape of fall! Enjoy a roasted marshmallow as you gather around the toasty fire. Then get crafty with a cool Make-n-Take […]

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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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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