Connecting People With Nature

Nature At The Confluence is a new urban environmental center that opened in 2017. We invite you to stop in for a visit to discover nature right in the middle of an urban area! We’re located on property surrounded by the Rock River, Turtle Creek and Kelly Creek, and you’ll find scenic beauty during every season. The campus offers a 5-acre prairie restoration, learning gardens, pollinator gardens and we have programs throughout the year for all ages and interests! Visit our calendar to see all we have to offer and come see us soon!

Upcoming Events and Programs

Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Celebrating the Harvest from Our Gardens! Featuring Samples of Stone Soup 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[...]
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
The Golden Hour : FALL Wed, Sept 26, 6-7pm Sunset is at 6:45 – you may want to come early to scout subjects to shoot as the light gets lower. As days grow shorter, the[...]
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Presented by Natural Land Institute In Partnership with Nature at the Confluence Be inspired by literary works featuring poetry and prose about nature as you listen to the writers read their creative compositions that celebrate time[...]
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Nature at the Confluence
Pitch in and help us get the Nature Center ready for fall and winter! We’ll be doing weed pulling, garden clearing, and helping put away garden items for the winter. We’ll be treating our wonderful[...]
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]
Oct 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
Join us for some outdoor fall fun around the fire. You’ll enjoy a collection of some fresh roasted campfire desserts, a fire, craft and games will be included. This fun program is offered by Welty[...]
Oct 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Community Fire and Drum & Percussion Circle Join in the fun each month on the 3rd Thursday, May-Oct, 6:30-8:00pm. Whether you’re a seasoned drummer, or have never picked up a drum, you are invited to[...]
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature at the Confluence
Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals[...]

Latest News

We are so pleased to install "Eroded Shapes" (1979) by longtime Beloit artist Franklin Boggs (1914-2009). This piece has been in the private collection of the Grutzner family for nearly 40 years and we are grateful to Kris Grutzner for donating this piece art to...

read more

New 5-week nature-based drawing classes offered

Creativity At The Confluence presents this 5-week drawing course with a focus on the natural world This 5-week course is the perfect opportunity for you to become comfortable drawing from nature. This introductory course will cover the  fundamentals of drawing as they...

read more