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Owl Prowl | Free! Confluence Kids Summer Soaring Program

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

We're going on an owl prowl! Join us when we focus on Owls for our theme for this free program for kids ages 4-8. Learn all about owls with our owl-themed story time and fun activities. The cost of this program is $5 per child, but this program is made available for free to the […]

$5.00

“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

Discover Raptors! Red-Tailed Hawk & Great Horned Owl With Hoo Haven

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

Get Up Close & Personal with Amazing Raptors!   Raptors are fierce hunters that use stealth to surprise all kinds of prey. Come find out about these amazing birds when you meet Hoo Haven's Red-Tailed Hawk & Great Horned Owl ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! You'll also learn about the fascinating work this rehabilitator […]

Free
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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 […]

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
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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 […]

Jack & The Beanstalk | Free! Confluence Kids Summer Soaring Program

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

Fee Fi Fo Fum! Come to the nature center so have some fun! Jack & The Beanstalk will be our theme for this free program for kids ages 4-8. Story time, a tasting activity and a Bean themed Make & Take activity are part of the fun.   The registration fee of $5 per child has […]

$5.00
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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 […]

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

Amazing Raptors! The Great Horned Owl & Red-Tailed Hawk With Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab

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

Get Up Close & Personal with Amazing Raptors!   Raptors are fierce hunters that use stealth to surprise all kinds of prey. Come find out about these amazing birds when you meet Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education's Red-Tailed Hawk & Great Horned Owl ambassadors in this fun interactive family program! You'll also learn about the […]

Free

Starry, Starry Nights | Free Night Hikes & Community Fire

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

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Join us as we explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike at Nature At The Confluence. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Discover A Bug’s Life with the Bug Lady Morgan Robinson

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

Come touch, see and learn about the amazing live bug friends of Bug Lady, Morgan Robinson! This is a "come and go" event, so come any time between 11am-1pm to visit her display of live bugs and chat with Morgan about the bugs in her collection. We'll also have our bug nets and bug boxes […]

Free

Starry, Starry Nights | Free Night Hikes & Community Fire

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

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Join us as we explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike at Nature At The Confluence. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the […]

“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 […]

Free

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

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

Planting For Pollinators Party – Join Us!

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

Bring your gardening gloves and trowel and join us for a planting party to improve our Pollinator Garden and Woodland Trail! ► Come any time between 9am and 11am - stay for an hour, or stay for a while. Help us get these baby plants into the ground!  Please RSVP below so we know how to […]

Free

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. Saturday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m - Free Oak Sapling Distribution (available while supplies last) Take home a free bare-root Bur Oak, Red Oak, or Swamp White Oak sapling to plant as part of Rock River Trail’s efforts to restore habitat along this […]