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

Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join Welty Environmental Center staff at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center as we learn about the safe way to build a campfire. We will then share some fun campfire snack ideas that you can try out[...]
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on[...]
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Curt Meine, narrator of film will be featured guest speaker Nature At The Confluence is pleased to screen the newly released film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time with special guest Curt[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
You’ll have the chance to both Plant It and Grow It at our Earth Day Community Planting Project! Plant It – we’ll be digging in and planting bare root trees and shrubs. Come help us[...]
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a free oak tree! Nature At The Confluence will distribute 200 free bare-root bur oak and swamp oak saplings as part of the Rock River Trail Initiative’s[...]
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a free oak tree! Nature At The Confluence will distribute 200 free bare-root bur oak and swamp oak saplings as part of the Rock River Trail Initiative’s[...]
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join the World’s Largest Treasure Hunt! Terri Gile with a Geocache discovery! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enable devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt[...]
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature at the Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”. This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month thru April. The topic for[...]
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
In honor of Earth Day we are pleased to present this remarkable film that was produced and directed by Taggart Siegel, a 1981 Beloit College alumni.  BONUS! You’ll also learn about Beloit Public Library’s (and[...]
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Nature At The Confluence Campus
Hit the gravel-packed trails each week for the Wednesday Walkabout at the Confluence Campus, from 9am-11am. Come when you want, go as far as you like! Bring a friend, your kids, or your pup (on[...]
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Wet Feet = Great Fishing! Josh with one of his Turtle Creek bass. (photo by Joe Bursinger) Want to know how to get to the fish on Turtle Creek? You could get into a kayak,[...]
Apr 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Nature At The Confluence Campus
Tips and Tactics to Make you a Better Kayak Angler! Whether you’re a seasoned kayak angler, or just thinking about trying it out, you’ll learn some great tips and tactics in this seminar. Colin Belle, Hobie[...]

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Earth Day Celebration April 20-22

Nature At The Confluence’s Earth Day celebration offers a weekend of activities that highlight ways we can help improve our environment, and will inspire you to try new ways to enjoy the outdoors. Activities run Friday April 20-Sunday April 22 at Nature At The...

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