Nature At The Confluence

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

Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Come out for some nighttime fun on our trails! Fireflies are fun for the entire family! These luminescent beetles are members of the family Lampyridae. They are reported to be most active in our area between July and October, so[...]
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Nature at the Confluence
NATC is planting a rain garden! Come by this Tuesday (July 17) to help us put over 35 native flower and grass varieties in the ground. The Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District and Waterbury Gardens helped[...]
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
In this program we’ll take a peek of the fastest growing bird in North America.  You will experience the nest cycle right up to the fledge flights and beyond.  You will marvel and laugh at[...]
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your[...]
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Jul 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
You can be a monarch hero! Would you like to learn about raising monarchs? Come to this program to find out how easy it is to raise a monarch. You’ll learn about the life stages, how[...]
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Kids + Nature = Fun! Bring the kids to Nature At the Confluence for some natural fun! Our staff will present a fun new theme each week and weave that theme through story time, a[...]
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Calling all photographers! Here’s your chance to meet. learn. share. Cameras At The Confluence: Summer Macro Photography Tuesday, July 24 , 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Each month the  Cameras At The Confluence Photographer’s Meetup features a different theme.[...]
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your[...]
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm John Rose Canoe Launch - Downtown Beloit
Please note: Due to flood damage at Nature At The Confluence landing, Rocktown Adventures will be using the John Rose Canoe Launch in downtown Beloit for this paddle.  REGISTER NOW WITH ROCKTOWN ADVENTURES This six[...]
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 10am-12pm (summer hours). Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your[...]

Latest News

ConfluenceCam offers glimpse into a live nesting box

The ConfluenceCAM at Nature At The Confluence is a nesting box with video camera and it's live on our TV in the center. Tree Swallows are raising their brood in the nesting box and have 5 babies. This nest cam is a partnership program with Sand Bluff Bird Observatory...

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